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Rodney "Rod" Clay Smith

March 8, 1949 — June 26, 2021

Rodney Clay Smith, of Hudson Oaks, passed away suddenly on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at the age of 72. Funeral Service: 11 a.m. Friday, July 2, 2021 in White’s Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford. Interment: Memory Gardens of the Valley, 5600 Mineral Wells Hwy., Weatherford. Visitation: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 1, 2021 at White’s Funeral Home. Memorials: Donations may be made in Rod’s memory to the Weatherford Animal Shelter, Parker Paws, or University Little League in Fort Worth. Rod was born March 8, 1949 in Fort Worth to JF and Bobbye Smith. He was a 1967 graduate of Paschal High School and attended Tarleton State University in Stephenville before enlisting as an Aviation Ordnance Man in the U. S. Navy. After seven years in the Navy he began a 33 year career as a Manufacturing Planner at General Dynamics/Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, retiring in 2012. Rod was a hard working family man. He was passionate about nature and politics. Rod loved football, baseball, hunting and fishing. He was a history buff and was proud of his service in the U. S. Navy. Rod was a little league coach and never missed a soccer game. Always a teacher's husband, he was devoted and wore many hats, but his listening ear and compassionate opinion were his strengths. Rod was an honest, dependable friend and neighbor and sincere Christian man and the world was a better place because of his presence. He will be missed. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Curtis Smith; and beloved niece, Michelle Hodnett Zavala. Rod is survived by his wife of 40 years, Peggy Clem Smith; sons, Clay Carson Smith, and Roel Gonzalez of Austin; daughter, Amy Catherine Smith of Fort Worth; sister, Marsha Hodnett and husband, Paul, of Hudson Oaks; many cherished nieces and nephews and too many beloved cousins to count. He is also survived by his faithful companion, Shorty B. Smith.
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Visitation

Thursday, July 1, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

White's Funeral Home -Weatherford

130 Houston Avenue, Weatherford, TX 76086

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Funeral Service

Friday, July 2, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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Interment

Friday, July 2, 2021

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