Thomas J. Smith Jr.

July 12, 1941 - April 19, 2022
Presbyterian Church of Ruston
318-255-2542 |
Thursday 4/21, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Presbyterian Church of Ruston
318-255-2542 |
Thursday 4/21, 11:00 am
Greenwood Cemetery
515 Everett Street
Ruston, LA 71270
318-251-8621 | Map
Thursday 4/21
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  Tommy Smith, affectionately known as Papa or Mr. Tommy to his family and friends, entered the Church Triumphant on April 19, 2022, in Ruston, LA.  He was 80 years old. Born in Grenada, MS on July 12, 1941, Tommy was the only child of T.J. Smith and Marie Durr Smith.  In 1945, the familyContinue Reading

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Robert L. Stephens left a message on May 3, 2022:
I almost missed Tommy's obit. When we were young we spent many an hour together. T.J.'s auto parts store was one block behind our house and Tommy and I were together a lot. It hurts to see so many old friends gone, but I am happy he had such a good life.
Paul and Gwenette Spears left a message on April 26, 2022:
We knew Tommy and his family, Gwenette and Pat were very close in high school. He was a very good and honest person and we know he will be missed. Condolences to his family and friends!
Ronnie Vail left a message on April 21, 2022:
Dear Laura, Trey and family... It was my pleasure, but more my privilege, to have known and been friends with Tommy in my lifetime. We met when I was a student at Tech in the late 60's. We shared careers in the auto parts industry for many years... he was one of the "Very Best" at what he did! To put it simply, you have so much for which you should always be proud, having had Tommy as your father and grandfather. Tommy Smith was a good, honorable, and decent man. Be proud!!!
Angie Brewster Alexander Green left a message on April 21, 2022:
Dear Smith family, Tommy and I used to play together when Motor Parts was on West Mississippi Street years ago. I lived just down the street and when he was with his mom at Motor Parts we had lots of play time fun. We went to different elementary schools but we both graduated from RHS in 1959. Tommy was always my friend and I will miss him. My sincere sympathy goes out to all his family. Take solace in the fact he has been reunited with his love, Pat. Angie Green
Michael Brice left a message on April 20, 2022:
Sorry for my mistake it was Thomas Smith Mr Tommy’s grandson who I was honored to go Grand with and I know Mr Tommy is busting with pride of this young man ?
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Michael & Clinton Brice left a message on April 20, 2022:
My son and I have made many shoots with Mr Tommy and several trips to Grand American so much fun ?? and just last year I got to go to the Grand with his grandson Hilton, who I assure you all he is following his Grandfather in every way ?
Kenny Allbritton left a message on April 20, 2022:
I met Mr. Smith in 1991. I was only 29 years old and still just a kid. I remember sitting with him his office at the store and talking about everything from work to life in general. He never spoke to me as if he were better than me, and always treated me with respect and so much kindness. Most of all I remember sitting in his office and seeing his wooden ruler and his red colored pencil that he used every day to highlight and underline his reports. As he spoke, I listened to every word that I could as if I were listening to my own dad. He was a man of great wisdom. It was my privilege to meet him and an honor to have known him. I will miss him greatly, and look forward to seeing him again.
Dale Garner left a message on April 19, 2022:
Great man & a great man to work for. Whenever I saw Tommy at McDonald’s drinking coffee he always wanted me to come sit with him & his coffee buds. Rip Tommy
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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