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Gordon Lee Smith

April 20, 1932 — May 17, 2023

Gordon Lee Smith passed away May 17,2023, in Sherman, Texas, where he was living with his youngest daughter and her family.  He was 91 years old.


He was born to good parents, Lee and Lydia Scasta Smith, on April 20,1932, in Bryan, Texas.  He grew up in Bryan and graduated from Texas A&M University, class of ’53. He married Glenda Glane Williams on July 25, 1953. He and Glane are the parents of four children, two girls and two boys. After their marriage, Gordon served as an officer in the US Army, stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict.  He returned to Bryan where he owned several small businesses. In 1966, he and Glane joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, he was active in the church and served in many different callings throughout his life.  He loved his family, his Heavenly Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ above all else.  


An avid outdoorsman, in 1973, he and his family moved to his beloved Montana. There he owned several businesses as well. From 1987 until his retirement in 2010, he served as a judge in several city courts and as Justice of the Peace in Gallatin County. He loved all people as children of God and tried to be kind and respectful to those appearing before him. He was a strong supporter of marriage and family and performed over 3,000 marriages in Gallatin County. He lost his beloved Glane in 2003 to cancer but continued to serve the people of Gallatin County for another 7 years. After his retirement he lived with his youngest daughter and her family. This took him to Missoula, MT, Florence, MT and then to Sherman, TX.  He continued to be a good influence on many in these new areas, he cared for and served many. In particular, he embodied his role of Grandad.


Gordon is survived by his sister, Marlene Timmons; his children, Kim (David) Morgan, Randy (Dora) Smith, and Jennifer (Bruce) Young; daughter-in law, Kari Smith; 18 grandchildren; and 30 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Glane, and his son, Michael Smith.


A Graveside Service will be announced at a later date.



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