Terry Jerome Smith, 63, of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 16, 2018. Born Brookhaven, Mississippi to Robert Smith and Doris Smith he lived most of his life in Detroit and Austin with a little time in Virginia.
Terry was a passionate man who enjoyed life. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, traveling, jazz music, cooking and hanging with his friends. He loved going to lunch on Saturdays with his loving daughter. Terry was truly loved by his friends, peers and co-workers. There wasn’t a bad thing anybody could say about T. Smith lol a nickname his friends called him. Such a kind and giving man who could charm any room. He attended St. Edwards and Austin Community College. Retired from State of Texas Railroad Commission and currently employed at IRS.
He was preceded in death by his father Robert Smith, and his sister Patricia Ann Wood.
Terry was extremely loving and proud of his daughter, Chaundra Shant’e Smith, of Austin, Texas. He is also survived by his mother Doris Smith of Detroit, Michigan, his Brother Vernon Lee Smith(Bridgette); his sisters, Mamie Ardett Greene (Julius) and Jackie Harris (Alex) all of Detroit, Michigan. His nephew Brandon Woods of Detroit, Michigan, Julius Greene of Detroit, Michigan and nieces Stephanie Bevineau and Peyton Smith and great nieces as well as Sheneque Rivera of Austin, Texas who he lovingly called his “step–daughter” and a whole host cousins and friends.
I remember as a child, The special way you smiled, As you dried a tear or fixed a broken toy, A kind and gentle man You would always understand And be there for me in times Of grief or joy. As I ponder to reflect On the man I most respect And the many special moments That we’ve had I finally understand Why the moments were so grand. For you’re more than just my Father, You’re my Dad