Barbara Fruge Smith

March 7, 1946 - January 22, 2023

Barbara Fruge Smith, 76, of Jasper, was called home Sunday, January 22, 2023. She was born on March 7, 1946, in DeQuincy, Louisiana, to Clara Bell Rainwater and Joe Fruge.

Survivors include her husband of fifty years, Richard “Gene” Smith; children, Jake Suchaneck; Richard Allen and his wife, Tonya; Rhonda Smith and her wife Misty Hodge; Richard Smith, Jr. and his wife, LiLi; Brandi Hammond and her husband, Devin; Michael Pipps; Gina Gonzales and her husband, Jose; and Sania Smith; fourteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Frank Morgan and Dean Fruge; and sister, Dianne Rabassa.

She was preceded in death by her mother and stepfather, Clara Bell Rainwater and Sonny Morgan; children, Scott LaBove and Joseph Faggard.

Memorial contributions for Mrs. Smith may be made in the form of donations for her services to Broussard’s Mortuary, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77701 or by phone (409) 832-1621.

A gathering of Mrs. Smith’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 26, 2023, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Her memorial celebration service will be at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, January 28, 2023, at Harvest for Lost Souls, 3395 Highland Avenue, Beaumont with refreshments and food to follow service. Cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.


Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
  • 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
  • January 26, 2023
  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Memorial Service

Harvest for Lost Souls
  • 3395, Highland Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77705,
  • January 28, 2023
  • 3:00 pm


Broussard’s Crematorium
  • 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,

Comments (1)

    Nancy Singleton Williams says:

    I am so sorry that I did not know about Barbara. She loved her family and my heart hurts for all of you.

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