George H. Smith

December 3, 1938 - April 27, 2022

George H. Smith, 83, of Nederland, died Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur. He was born December 3, 1938, in Voth, Texas, to Mary Margaret Kibodeaux Smith and Hubert George Smith. He was a United States Marine veteran having served during the Vietnam era.

George was a faithful member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Nederland. He retired from BASF as a maintenance supervisor after thirty-four years. He enjoyed gardening and raising cattle and was quite the handy man. He even built a beach house. George was an excellent cook especially, his meatballs and gravy. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandpa.

Survivors include his wife of thirty-one years, Saundra Smith, of Nederland; children, Sharon Williamson and husband, Roger, of Dallas; Stacey Richards and husband, Paul, of Village Mills; Geri Reid and husband, Stephen, of Nederland; Frank Smith, of Long Beach, California; Stephen Smith and wife, Victoria, of Washington D.C.; grandchildren, Bradley and wife, Tia; Kelsey and husband, Calvin; Lauren and husband, Colton; Savannah; Wil and wife, Jenny; Jennifer; Andrew; Jack; and Alex; great-grandchildren, Bennett; Finley; Sloane; Olive; Juliet; Josie; and Sadie; sister, Emma Lee Loftin, of Willis; special nephews, Michael and Lance Smith; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Edna; Hattie; June; Lois; Ruby; and Lela; brother, Larry “Mike” Smith; grandson, P.J. Richards; godfather, Russell Capo; and his beloved yorkie, Sugar Beatrice.

A gathering of Mr. Smith’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Christian Vigil will be 6:00 p.m., Sunday, May 1, 2022, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 2, 2022, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 211 Hardy Avenue, Nederland, with his interment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.

Memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Smith may be made to The Salvation Army – Port Arthur, 3145 25th Street, Port Arthur, Texas 77642 or to the Southeast Texas Food Bank, 845 S. ML King Jr. Parkway, Beaumont, Texas, 77705.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • May 1, 2022
  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Christian Vigil

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • May 1, 2022
  • 6:00 pm

Mass of Christian Burial

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
  • 211, Hardy Ave, Nederland, TX, 77627,
  • May 2, 2022
  • 10:30 am


Oak Bluff Memorial Park
  • 618, Block Street, Port Neches, Texas, 77651,

Comments (4)

    Joe & Kathy Le Blanc says:

    Love and prayers for Saundra and prayers during their time of grief. Love and miss you all always.

    george shumaker says:

    so sorry to hear of George’s passing from this life but entering in enternal life. He was such a sweet man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

    Lisa Braxton says:

    My condolences to the family.

    James Hahn says:

    I was a fellow worker of George’s at BASF. He was a skilled and reliable employee as well as a good friend to all. I pray for peace for his family and friends. He will be missed.

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