Thomas Horton Smith


Thomas Horton Smith of Athens, Alabama passed away peacefully May 16, 2019, at the age of 84. He was born October 13, 1934 in Lexington, Alabama to Horton and Alene Smith.
Mr. Smith was a graduate of Lexington High School and Florence State College. Mr. Smith retired after a distinguished career of over 30 years with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). In his retirement, Mr. Smith enjoyed traveling the world with his wife. He was also an avid golfer, reader and loved being with his family. Mr. Smith is preceded in death by his father Horton, his Mother Alene, his brothers Richard Smith, Edward Smith and James P. Smith. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Martha Alexander Smith; his daughter, Anne Smith Sherrod (Peyton); grandchildren Alexander Kyle Sherrod (Coley) and Callan Elizabeth Sherrod; and two sisters Martha Jean Smith Barnett and Joan Smith Jones. A Memorial service will be held Saturday, May 18, at 3:00p.m., at Athens First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Athens First United Methodist Church or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Published on May 16, 2019
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3 posts

Ann (Dean) Matthews
May 20, 2019
Lots of precious memories of school days
and seeing you and Tom in Athens for
many years--for a precious friendship
and for the 2 of you "a life well lived"
Ann (Dean) Matthews
May 20, 2019
What a joy to have known you and Tom for
many years thru school and living in Athens.
a long and cherished friendship. The two of you enjoyed a life "well lived"
Phil and Karen Potter
May 18, 2019
Tommy will be missed very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.