Tony Smith, 28, of Houston died Friday, July 3, 2009 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. A native of Beaumont, he was longtime resident of Vidor before moving to Houston a year and a half ago. He was a self-employed mechanic. Funeral services were Tuesday, at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Smith of Houston; father, Eugene L. Smith Sr of Jacksonville, Fla.; mother and step-father, Anita and Jerry Dowers of Vidor; brothers, Eugene Smith Jr of Houston and Heath Dowers of Provo, Utah; sisters, Christi Dowers of Lumberton, Tosha McKlusker of Silsbee, and Alicia Young of Vidor; grandparents, Joyce Dennis of Vidor, Edna Leblanc of Orangefield, George Henry of Orange, Andrea Blaszak and Claude and Barbara Dowers all of Vidor; nieces, Savannah Young, Mallory and Tori Little; nephews, Justin Smith, Leightin Smith, Jaecob Titman, Barron Hansen, Evan Gastrell, Colton Mayea, Spencer McKlusker, Ethan Young, Joshua Dowers, Gavin Stanley, and Sylar Stanley.