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Guy Loyal Smith

July 2, 1944 — May 1, 2021

Guy Loyal Smith, 76, passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021, in Gatesville, TX.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at Sneed Funeral Chapel.  Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at Gillum Cemetery in Oakalla with Rev. Kevin Veazey officiating.  

Guy Loyal was born on July 2, 1944, in Lampasas, TX to Guy Van Smith and Cleta Carpenter Smith.  He grew up in Artesia, NM, and graduated from high school there.  He then went on to attend Eastern New Mexico University.  He owned Guy's Grocery and Station in Kempner, TX, Smith's Corner Grocery in Manitou Springs, CO, a gun shop in Granbury, a grocery store in Weatherford, an arcade in Weatherford and was a manager at Jack's Drive-in Grocery Store.  He also worked for Buford King on construction projects at his ranch near Ardmore, OK.  Guy also worked as a framer on many new house builds.  During the '70s served Kempner as a City Constable.  

Guy was a hard worker, very personable, had a great sense of humor, and loved to tell jokes.  He loved dancing and worked as Youth Minister in his early years.  Guy was preceded in death by his parents, Guy Van and Cleta Smith; sister, Vanetta Beach and infant sister, Clevanel Smith.

Survivors include his son, Dustin Smith, and wife, Hollie; daughter, Jennifer Shelato and husband, Troy; grandchildren, Colby Neimann, Dylan Shelato, Brianna Shelato, Xi Smith, Xoie Smith, Xander Smith; great-grandchildren, Caelynn, Caseyn, and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family members. 

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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

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Graveside Service

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Gillum Cemetery

, Oakalla, TX 78608

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