Lew Smith

May 27, 1944 – February 16, 2020

Lewis Scott Smith, 75, of Houston, Texas passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in Houston.

He was born on May 27, 1944 to his parents, Buford Lewis Smith and Mildred Maurine Newton Smith in Port Arthur, Texas.  Lewis was raised in Port Arthur and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1962.  He attended and graduated from Lamar University in Beaumont.  Lewis served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War.  He worked as a credit manager for Kerr-McGee Refining (Formerly Gulf Refining) for many years.

Lewis is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his sisters, Marilyn Roecker of Magnolia, Claudine Patteson and her husband, Harland of Nederland, Maureen Dartez and her husband, Gene of Baton Rouge, LA., his brother, William Munson of Beaumont along with numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 5:00 PM till 8:00 PM at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home in Groves. Service to honor Lewis’s life will be at 10:00 AM Wednesday, February 19, 2020 in the Thompson Memorial Chapel at Clayton Thompson. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

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Adam Warren Henry, Jr.

November 15, 1943 - January 14, 2020

Adam Warren Henry, Jr., 76, of Houston, passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. He was born November 11, 1943, in Port Arthur, to Doris Rogers Henry and Adam Warren Henry, Sr. Adam, better known as “Warren,” by his friends, was a United States Marine Veteran.

After graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School, he served his country in the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam era. After Warren was discharged, he worked at Dupont Sabine River Works, Orange, as a rigger and safety planner. He retired in 2002. He married Danny Marie Kirwin in 1988. After their retirements they moved to Houston.

Warren loved to cook, hunt, fish, dance, and entertain his friends. He also enjoyed spending time with his family. Most of all, he was devoted to being a servant to God.

Survivors include his wife, Danny Henry; children, Adam W. Henry III and his wife, Shelley, of Lafayette, Louisiana; Gretchen Vaughan, of Houston; Darren K. Henry and his wife, Lara, of Austin; Shawna Campbell and her husband, Cassidy, of Richmond; Angelique Todar and her husband, Rainor, of Katy; grandchildren, Allie, Jainie, and Mallory Henry; Noelle and Elise Henry; Kya Howe and her husband, Clark, and Riley, Avery, Bethyn, and Cavynagh Campbell; and Andrew, Eliana Pineda, Raina, and Atalee Todar; and half-sister, Pam Reagan, of Port Arthur.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Doris and Adam Henry, Sr.

A Rosary for Mr. Henry will be recited at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 24, 2020, at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, 11507 Huffmeister Road, Houston. His interment will be at 1:00 p.m., for family and friends, Saturday, January 25, 2020, at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 3900 Twin City Highway, Groves, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, 11507 Huffmeister Road, Houston, TX 77065.

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At Warren's service in Port Arthur, there was a good turnout of family and friends.  Talked to a guy who didn't know anyone here but had worked with Warren at Dupont, so he was compelled to be here.  A Military Service is a beautiful thing to observe with the rituals and the 21 shot salute complete with Taps.  Thanks to Warren for requesting it.

The Flag that is draped over the coffin is folded a certain way a certain amount of times, for a reason.  Each fold signifies something important.  Then finally the Presentation of the Flag to the next of kin, so very solemn.  The words are spoken low so it's not easy to hear them but they go something like this......  

U.S. Marine Corps: "On behalf of the President of the United States, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, and a grateful nation, please accept this flag as a symbol of our appreciation for your loved one's service to Country and Corps."

The first three photos are scans of his funeral brochure.  I am only presenting a few photos here so if any relative wants to see the rest of them, I would be glad to send them to you.  Finally, the Class of 1962 was well represented by proud members of the class.  The last great photo is most of us in attendance, a couple classmates didn't get into the photo, including yours truly.






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