George Howell Smith

George Howell Smith of Kaufman, TX passed away at the age of 93 on May 15, 2019 at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital-Dallas.  He was a lifelong resident of Kaufman having spent his professional career, which spanned many years, in the hospitality industry in Dallas.  His membership in the Methodist Church began as a youth.  George is preceded in death by his parents Howell and Eunice Smith, grandparents George and Lula Tinnin, aunt Wilna Tinnin and numerous local relatives and friends.  His ancestors from the Tinnin and Barnett families were prominent pioneer settlers in Kaufman beginning in 1848-50, and they contributed in many ways to the early life of the Kaufman community and the surrounding area.

George’s life was celebrated with a private graveside service and internment at the Kaufman Cemetery on

Monday, May 20, 2019 officiated by Rev. Jerry G. Putnam, Pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Kaufman, TX.  Arrangements were under the Direction of Anderson Clayton Funeral Home in Terrell, TX.

A special thanks to his devoted caregivers who were with him for many years.