Rodney H. Smith, 62
May 31, 1954 — Nov. 5, 2016
Rodney H. “Tex” Smith, of West Bend, died on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at his home at the age of 62. He was born May 31, 1954, in Houston to the late Noel Smith and Mary Schiro-Busby.
In 1973, he joined the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. For the next 30 years, he served on their calf scramble committee. In 1990, he was invited to join the Delta Alpha Fraternity, which is the oldest fraternity within the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. From 2001-02, he served as president of the fraternity. In recognition of his dedication and service to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, he was awarded a Lifetime Committee Man Membership in 2003.
In 2003, Tex moved to Wisconsin, settling in West Bend with the love of his life, Donna Domres. At this time, he started working for Gordie Boucher Ford Lincoln as a salesman. He later worked in fleet operations.
His favorite pastimes included cooking, golfing and fishing.
Survivors include two children, Christopher from Kauai, Hawaii, and Lisa (Dahvar) Hakimzadeh from Chappell Hill, Texas; one grandson, Dahvi; three sisters, Marian Baxter of Galveston, Texas, Sherry (Al) Tinerella Austin of Seabrook, Texas, and Kathryn (Michael) Drymala of Fort Worth, Texas; Donna and her children, Brad (Becky) Domres of Kewaskum, Tyler Domres of West Bend and Craig Domres of West Bend; five grandchildren, Grace, Moira, Makenna, Isley and Hazel; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Teri Lee (nee Yancey) Smith; one son, Rodney Jr.; one brother, Noel “Buster” Smith; and his stepfather, Lindy “Bill” Busby The family will greet relatives and friends from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend.
Online guestbook and condolences available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.