Dewey Glenn Smith, age 87, of Waxahachie, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at his home in Waxahachie. He was born June 27, 1931, in Palmer, TX to George Dewey and Mary (Hinson) Smith. He had four siblings, one brother that died as an infant Charlie Lee Smith and three sisters, Wanda Coffey, Margie Anderson and Betty Owens. He attended grade school in Palmer and high school in Lancaster where he played football and was a member of the Class of 1949. He went to work for Trice Floor Covering in Dallas in 1949, later transferring with Trice to Fort Worth to be closer to his girlfriend, Jan Johnson of Fort Worth.
Glenn married Jan on February 10, 1951, at St. Marks Methodist Church in Fort Worth and later relocated to Lancaster where they started their family of four children. He served in the U. S. Army Reserves from 1951 until 1959 where he was Honorably Discharged as Sgt. First Class. Glenn began his own floor covering service business in 1957 while living in Lancaster. The Smiths were faithful members of Lancaster Ave. Methodist Church in Dallas where Glenn and Jan served as Youth Directors and both held several offices.
In 1966 he moved his family and his floor covering service business to Waxahachie where he was associated with Raney Furniture and Carpet and operated a successful business. In 1976, along with his son David, he formed his own business, Glenn Smith Installations in Ennis. In 1981 he opened Glenn’s Warehouse Carpet in Corsicana and then in 1996 consolidated his business along with David to Glenn’s Warehouse Carpets in Waxahachie and has a successful business to date.
Upon moving to Waxahachie in 1966 the Smiths became faithful members of the First United Methodist Church where he faithfully served in many offices including, Pastoral Parish Relations, Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School Teacher, Finance Committee and was active for 52 years with Methodist Men’s Breakfast.
Glenn was an avid fisherman, hunter and domino and 42-player where he won the Texas State 42 Championship in 1993 and 1996. He was a published writer having two poetry books and one 42 instruction book. He loved his family, friends, church and God most of all. He stressed the importance of loving and following Jesus constantly to his family.
Survivors include his loving wife of 68 years, Jan Smith of Waxahachie; two sons, David Smith and his wife Pat of Waxahachie and Robin Smith of Euless; two daughters, Cindy Villarreal and husband Ernest and Susan Howard all of Waxahachie; one sister, Betty Owens of Forney, TX; grandchildren, Jessica (Gary) Ray, Daniel (Leah) Smith, Stephanie (Connor) Kuykendall, Mary Howard, Anthony Howard, Michelle (Jeramy) Hendrick and Steven Villarreal; great-grandchildren, Isabella Errisuriz, Titiana Errisuriz, Fabin Villarreal, Emery Kuykendall, and great-grandson due in August 2019, Madeline Villarreal, Mason Cooper and Baily Hendrick. Glenn was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charlie Lee Smith; two sisters, Wanda Coffey and Margie Anderson; one son-in-law, Tony Wayne Little and one grandson, Jonathan Howard.
Visitation for family and friends will be 6 to 8 PM Friday, May 31, 2019, in the chapel of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 AM Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the First United Methodist Church in Waxahachie with Kevin Wilson and Val Stewart officiating. Interment will follow at the Bells Chapel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kid’s Against Hunger in care of First United Methodist Church.
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Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 511 W. Main St., Waxahachie, Texas 75165. (972)937-2211