Mr. Dennis Smith. 74, of Henderson passed from this life on August 23, 2020 at his residence. He was born September 17,1945 in Teague, Texas to the late EMn Geoige and Beita Aileen (Pickett) Smith. Dennis was the former owner of Fairway Ford. He was a member of Bar None Cowboy Church Being born into a military family, Dennis embarked on a life of world travel including multiple years spent in Japan and Fiance with long family vacations traveling to Germany and Spain. Upon returning to the United States, the family and Dennis spent time in El Paso, Texas before the family moved to southern Colorado where Dennis graduated from Canon City High School.
It was this travel that afforded Dennis the opportunity to meet so many people ftom so many different walks of life. These interactions with people from different cultures foiged Dennis into the confident dynamic, and loving Man that he was. To say that Dennis “never met a stranger" is truly an understatement
After High School in Colorado, and still in liis teens, Dennis worked his way up from a part-time position at a Canon City Ford dealers parts department then into selling Case Heavy Equipment ManagingaDriUingFluid Company, and on to managing multi-million dollar Ford Dealerships from El Paso to San Antonio to finally the Managing Partnership in Henderson at Fairway Ford where lie found Ms true happiness while joyfully sharing Ms life and Christian Faith with his belovedRose Marie, who had been by his side at eveiy turn of Ms travels through life’s journey. They both enjoyed their beautiful home on Lake Striker, drinking coffee and watching the sun rises together, marveling at God’s graces on them both.
Above all, Dennis was intensely proud of both his Colorado and Tennessee families, where Ms two daugMers and all of his grandchildren and great grandchildren reside. He reveled in their many accomplisMnents, and would fairly glow and beam with pride when speaking of them as lie often did when keeping in touch with Ms Sister and Brother.
He was a favorite, larger-than-life Uncle to Ms Nieces and Nephew where he always the liighlight of any trip to Texas. He was always there to present a biblc reading at a wedding, take them horseback riding, find the best places to go dancing or the best places to go fishing. He did it all, and lie is forever loved for doing it
He was preceded in death by Ms parents, Geoige and Beita Smith; and son, Vince Mullins.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Rody Smith of Henderson; mother-in-law, Doris House; children, Carrie Aiy and husband John Paul of Cannon City, Colorado, Katrina Fish and husband David of Munford Tennessee; grandchildren, Sarah Phillips and husband Nick of Cannon City, Colorado, Joshua Aiy and wife CMsti of Cannon City, Colorado, Samantha Traliem and husband Cooper of Cannon City, Colorado, Libby Aiy and fiance Kevin Czamecki of Denver, Colorado, Austin Griffin of Henderson, Ian Paul Mullins of Henderson, David Aric Fish of Denver, Colorado, and Dennis Ryan Fish of Denver, Colorado; great-grandchildren, Charley Traliem Addison Phillips, and Jett Paul Aiy; brother, Paul Smith and wife Pam of Maiyland; sister, Phyllis Pell and husband Toby of Indiana; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends. In lieu of flowers memorials can be to Henderson Animal Shelter 1201 Highland Drive Henderson Texas 75652.
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