You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.
Homer Hurshal Smith
Homer Hurshal Smith, 82, of Lampasas, Texas, passed away Friday, July 27, 2012, in the Spring Oaks Nursing Home in Lampasas. Homer was born Aug. 15, 1929, in Zephyr, the son of Hurshal Homer and Edna Mae (Bush) Smith.
He attended elementary at Blanket and Newberg schools and graduated from Comanche High School in 1946. He was in the farming and oil-field business before joining the Department of Public Safety in 1956. Homer was a highway patrolman for 20 years, working in the Austin and Brownwood areas. In 1976, he was promoted to sergeant and was stationed in Floresville for two years and then was transferred to Lampasas. He had the honor of being a Special Texas Ranger. He worked in Lampasas until his retirement in 1992 after serving 36 years on the force.
He was married on Dec. 1, 1949, to Charline Schlee in the Zion Lutheran Church in Priddy. Charline passed away on Feb. 17, 2001. He married Corinne Raye Power on Dec. 28, 2002, in the Faith Lutheran Church in Lampasas, and together they had been faithful members of Faith Lutheran Church and Homer was a faithful worker, head elder, and servant in the church. Homer was a very loving and caring father, brother, husband, and beloved friend, said his family.
Homer was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; a daughter, Pamela Jean (Smith) Beadel; and three infant sons.
Survivors include his wife, Corinne; two sons, Michael Lee Smith and Hurshal Wade Smith of Lampasas; two sisters, Mittie Cox and Tommie Lee of Comanche; two grandchildren, Tracy Lutz of Rockwall and James Beadel III of Lake Jackson; four great-granchildren, Kaeleigh and Caleb Lutz and Austin and Kinlee Beadel; three step-daughters, Annette Jensen of Omaha, Neb., and Kelley McMichael and Terry (McMichael) Diggs, both of Redding, Calif.; nine step-grandchildren, Crystal (Jensen) Dierk, Kevin Jensen, and Angela (Jensen) Moore, all of Omaha, Neb., and Pattrice McMichael, Keiron and Destiny Diggs, Brian Dillman, Brandon Dillman, and Jacob Splawn, all of Redding, Calif.; 10 stepgreat-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A funeral service was held in the Faith Lutheran Church in Lampasas on Tuesday, July 31, at 10 a.m.
The DPS Color Guard honored his memory during the interment in the St. John Cemetery in Priddy.
A luncheon followed the graveside service at Priddy School, directly across the street from Zion Lutheran Church in Priddy.
Both funeral and graveside service were officiated by Pastor Tim Ochsner of Faith Lutheran Church.
Your Condolences, Prayers, and Memories
Please share a prayer, memory, or offer your condolences below.
You must be logged in to post a comment.
Annie M. Poenitz (June 22, 2016)
Charles W. Herber Jr. (June 22, 2016)
Erwin A. ‘Sonny’ Reinhard (June 22, 2016)
Esperanza Peña Compian (June 22, 2016)
Florence Rose Coia Burke (June 22, 2016)
Jerry ‘Moon’ Mullen Sr. (June 22, 2016)
Lorraine Christine Thomas (June 22, 2016)
Rosie Deicke Schievelbein (June 22, 2016)
Sara R. Diaz (June 22, 2016)
Selina Bosquez (June 22, 2016)
Stacy Maples Hrna (June 22, 2016)
Andres M. ‘Black’ Ramos Sr. (June 15, 2016)
Byrl H. Hester Jr. (June 15, 2016)
Chonita Flores Carvajal (June 15, 2016)
Claudette Elsie (Thompson) Miller (June 15, 2016)
Emory Carl Rauschhuber (June 15, 2016)
Janice Ann Gutz Tubbs (June 15, 2016)
Margarete Adcock Minica (June 15, 2016)
Marvin Alvin Bieck (June 15, 2016)
Maurice ‘Butch’ Kosub (June 15, 2016)
Richard James Boyle (June 15, 2016)
Robin Rene (Fowler) Braendle (June 15, 2016)
Virgil Bernard Kyrish (June 15, 2016)
Zella Mae McMahon Holmes (June 15, 2016)
Alene Ruth Carey (June 8, 2016)
Brett Alan Leondike (June 8, 2016)
Gloria Gertrude Anderson Duncan (June 8, 2016)
Jo Ann Bosanko (June 8, 2016)
Linda Lee P. Scrimpsher (June 8, 2016)
Margaret G. Thompson (June 8, 2016)
Michael Wayne Hanson (June 8, 2016)
Nannie Belle Nethery Glasco (June 8, 2016)
Paul Edward Lent (June 8, 2016)
Rev. Edward Marroquin Bernal (June 8, 2016)
Samuel William Swierc (June 8, 2016)
Sharon L. McGee (June 8, 2016)
Stanley Edwin Ahrens (June 8, 2016)
Darrell Edward Reed (June 1, 2016)
Jean Marie Deptawa (June 1, 2016)
Jim Davenport (June 1, 2016)
Josephine Quinney (June 1, 2016)
Shirley A. Seanard (June 1, 2016)