Gary W. Smith, 55, of Vidor died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 14 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

Gary was born on Sept. 11, 1954 in Cherry Point, N.C. to James and Delores Smith. Gary was a longtime resident of Vidor and was a self-employed carpenter. He served his country in the U.S. Army. 

Gary was preceded in death by his brothers, Clint and Michael “Smutt” Smith. 

He is survived by his son, Josh Smith of Richwood, Texas; daughter, Josie Smith of Kountze, mother, Delores Smith of Vidor; brothers, Steve, Randy and Butter Smith all of Vidor; and one grandchild.