Obituary: Thomas E. Smith


Thomas E. Smith
Thomas E. Smith of Lemon Cove, Calif. passed away on Thursday, May 3 in Visalia, Calif. He was born in Stratford, Okla. to James Pink Smith and Minnie Lee Smith. He worked in the dairy and cattle industry all his life and eventually formed his own corporation, MacGowan-Smith Ltd. that provided dairy nutrition consulting. 
He was preceded in death by his wife Ella Jean Smith, daughter Vicki Rae Willis, and later by his long time companion, Kathryne Lamunyon. He is survived by his daughter Kathryn (Katie) Smith, son in law Duane Appl, sister Laura Lee Hewins, brother Burt Arthur Smith, and about a thousand more Smith relatives. He is also survived by a multitude of the best friends any man could wish to have.  
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 12 at Evans Miller Guinn Funeral Chapel in Exeter.  Burial will be private in the Exeter District Cemetery. A gathering at the Stag in Exeter will follow. Boots and cowboy hats are welcomed and encouraged. Condolences may be sent to .