Bruce Allen Smith, 57, of Orange passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2012, at his residence.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 3, 2012, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange with Father Joseph P. Daleo officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Orange.
Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with Deacon Eddie Blankenstein.
Born in Orange on February 6, 1955, Bruce was the son of Marvin and Regina Smith. He served in the U.S. Air Force as an Air Traffic Controller. He worked for Orange County EMS and was involved on their first “run”. Bruce was a lab analyst for 26 years and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. He enjoyed volunteering and serving his community. He enjoyed going to air shows and researching genealogy. Bruce was a proud Aggie dad and he was very proud of both of his daughters in all of their accomplishments.
He was preceded in death by parents, Marvin and Regina Smith; and brother, Donald Glen Smith. Bruce is survived by his wife, Angie Smith of Orange; daughters, Krystal Johnson and husband, Travis of Elgin, Oklahoma, and Ashton Smith of Houston. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Haley Elizabeth Johnson, Brance Wyatt Johnson; sister, Linda Holcombe and husband, Ronnie of Mauriceville; and many other relatives.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to everyone over the past couple of years for their prayers, love and support.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary School Foundation, 2600 Bob Hall Road, Orange, Texas 77630 or Southeast Texas Hospice, 912 W. Cherry Avenue, Orange, Texas 77630.