Fu neral servic es for Harvey C. Smit h, 78 of the Plea sant Ret reat commu nitywillbe held at 10 a. m. Frid ay, Sept. 16, 2011, in the Ph illips & Lucke y Chapel. Burial w ill fol low in Pl easant Ret reat Ce meter y. Rev. Dav id Pe arsons will officiate.
Mr. Sm ith died Monday, Sept. 12, at his home.
He wa s born Jan. 12, 1933 , in the Pleasant Retreat community to Osc ar William and Melissa La nor (Smit h) Smith.
Mr. Smith was a life long resident of Plea sant Retreat community.
He married Alv a Ruth Catc hin g s on A ug. 3, 19 5 6, i n Fir s t Method ist Church in Taylor.
Mr. Smith was a farme r and ra nch er and was also employed at I. G.C. in Rockdale as a pla nt operator for 32 ye ars, retiri ng on Ju ly 1, 1988.
Hewasamember ofPleasant Retreat Methodist Church.
Mr. Smit h enjoyed farming his watermelons and river fish ing. He was pre ceded in death by hisparen tsand twobrot hers , Wilmer Smit h and James Smith.
Survivors are hiswife ,Rut h Smit h of Pleasant Retreat; a son, William R. Smit h and wife Kay of Round Rock; a daughter, Debrah E. St ull and husb and Jef fre y S. of Marlin; two brother s, Nathan Smith , Le ona rd Smith and w ife Barbara, all of Thorndale; a sister, Gle nn ie Lau ghl in of Thor ndale; and th ree gr and son s, Jacob Clay Stull, Stephen William Smith and Scott Michael Smith. Memor ials may be made to Pleasant Re treat Met hodist Church Bui ld ing Fu nd, P. O. Bo x 207, Thorndale, TX 76577.