Dane Houston Smith was born in Dallas, Texas, on Aug. 23, 1965. He passed away Aug. 11, 2011.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa Smith; children, Dane Houston Smith II, Stephani Hathcock, Terry Hathcock and his wife, Shanna; his mother, Vivien Brown; sister and brother-in-law, Allyson and John Shoemaker; nieces, Payton and Lauren; step-mother, Sue Smith; step-brother,  Michael Eby, mother-in-law and father-in-law, Max and Norma Hill; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lori and Tom Todd and their children, Christopher Pearson, Vanessa and Sarah Todd; and brother-in-law, Danny Hill and his children Brandon and Addison Hill.

Dane was preceded in death by his father, Buddy Lynn Smith; his grandparents, Larry and Modene Croft; and his grandmother, Elizabeth Scruggs..

He graduated from Kimball High School in 1983 and was married in 1993. He began Dane’s Wrecker Service in 2003. Dane had a passion for animals, working on cars and helping those in need. His sense of humor and warmhearted personality will be remembered by all his friends and family. 

A visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at Midlothian Funeral Home; a memorial service will follow at 7 p.m.

Dane was a wonderful, loving, caring father and will be missed.  The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ASPCA at www.aspca.org; donations, eMemorial.

Arrangements by Midlothian Funeral Home, 200 E. Ave. E, Midlothian, Texas 76065. 972-723-9884