A loving dad, papa and friend went to his eternal home, on Saturday January 16, 2016 at the age of 81. Mr. Smith served in the United States Army during the Korean War and retired from Gulf States in 1992 after 35 years of service as a garage shop foreman. He owned, along with his son, A-1 Vacuum Cleaners. He also owned and operated Greenway Billiards in the early 70s, where he developed a reputation as a pool shark. After retirement he frequently traveled with M-Squared Aircraft, his son-in-law's company, as the camp cook. In his spare time he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, entertaining guest with his cooking abilities, piddling in his yard, cheering on the LSU Tigers and driving his 1934 Pontiac. He leaves behind cherished memories with his daughter, Toby Gail Smith and husband Paul Mather; son, Gus Smith and wife Kelly; granddaughter, Summer Smith Brown and husband Austin; three grandsons, Ty Smith with Cierra McKee, Forrest Smith and Nathan Mather; and numerous friends. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Earline Lavergne Smith; daughter, Hollie Faye Smith; brother, Bobby Conrad, sister, Shirley Smith Seale; and parents, Willie Mae Johnson and Charles Smith. Magoo will be remembered most for his generosity and compassion, dashing blue eyes and enduring smile. A Celebration of Life will be held, on Saturday, January 30, 2016, 1:00-5:00pm at the VFW Hall Post 3784, 13214 S. Choctaw, in Baton Rouge. Remembrances may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
Published by The Advocate from Jan. 20 to Jan. 30, 2016.