Gregory "Greg" Wayne Smith, 61, Orange


Last updated 4/11/2023 at 12:12pm

Gregory “Greg” Wayne Smith, 61, of Orange, TX, went home to Jesus on Thursday, April 6, 2023. He was born on May 5, 1961, in Shelby, Michigan, to Wayne and Marie Smith. Greg loved his home and life together with his loving wife, Terry Smith. Greg was a devout Catholic and son of God. Greg was very active in his local parish of St. Helen Catholic Church where he was on the church council, Eucharistic Minister, and lead the CSPG prayer group.

Greg’s kids and grandkids were his greatest blessings and loved to hear his name “Poppa”. Greg was a loving and committed father, always showing up at everything for his kids. He was always there the minute one of the kids called needing help around the house or their cars. Greg enjoyed fishing with his grandkids at the pond on their property, showing them the garden, and riding them around on the tractor. Greg was an avid gardener and beekeeper. You could always see him on either the four-wheeler or zero turn lawn mower that he was adamant he didn’t need at first.

Survivors include his wife, Terry Smith, of Orange, TX; children, Justin Ray Smith and his wife, Christi, of Orangefield; Corey Wayne Smith and his wife, Amber, of Port Neches; Zachary Laine Smith and his significant other, Brooke, of Spring; mother, Marie Smith, of Lufkin; brother, Brian Smith and his wife, Karen of Lufkin; brother, Mark Smith and his wife, Kristi, of Atascocita; and grandchildren, Rayleigh Smith; Hunter Smith; Dilyn Smith; Nolan Smith; and Laine Smith.

He is preceded in death by his father, Wayne Smith and brother, Dennis Smith.

Visitation for Greg will begin at 5:00 p.m with a Cursillo Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at Claybar Funeral Home, 800 Highland Dr, Bridge City. A mass of Christian burial by celebrant Father Michael Strother will be at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, April 13, 2023, at St. Helen Catholic Church, Orangefield, with his interment to follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Orange.

In Lieu of Flowers, any memorial contributions may be made to Caritas of Birmingham, 100 Our Lady Queen Peace Dr, Sterrett, AL 35147.


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