Lowrey Anderson Smith, 72, of Vidor, passed away May 16, in Beaumont. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM, Sunday, May 22, at First Baptist Church in Vidor. Officiating will be the Rev. Terry Wright. Visitation will precede the service at the church starting at 1:00 PM.

Born in Newton, Ms, Aug. 3, 1943, he was the son of Alvin Reed Smith and Verna Floy Smith. He retired from the Agricultural Research Service with the USDA after 36 years. He was a craftsman who enjoyed using his talents and abilities to help others. He had a servant’s heart and a very strong faith in the Lord. Through the years, he loved to sing in the church choir and gospel quartets. He adored spending time with his grandchildren and other family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jimmie L. Smith and sister, Rachel Jones.

He is survived by children, Jeff Smith and wife Kathaleen of Austin and Ellen Trinkle and husband Kevin of Vidor; five grandchildren, Dillon Smith, Kristen Smith, Nathan Trinkle, Kaylie Trinkle and Jeremy Trinkle and sisters, Dorothy Gilbert of Montgomery, AL, Carol Tedford of Barlett, TN and Judy Smith of Black Mountain, NC.