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C.D. Smith: Walk With God

Chlois Dean “C.D.” Smith, 72 of Lubbock passed away on July 19, 2019. A visitation was held Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Sanders Funeral Home, his services were held Friday, July 26, 2019 in Sanders Memorial Chapel.

C.D. was born on January 24, 1947 in Del Rio, Texas. His parents were Melvin Dean Smith and Martha Elizabeth Smith. He called Lubbock his home, where he ran his own furniture business, Rustic Furniture Warehouse Sales. C.D. was kind-hearted, giving, supportive and caring. He was man that always wanted to help others and always looked for the good in everyone.

C.D. was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Bobbie Dean.

Loved ones include two daughters, Paula Badley and Jerrod of Coweta OK, Denise Fuhrman and Fletcher of Cainsville, MO; four grandchildren, Taylor, Garet, Justin and Megan; as well as great grandchildren Wyatt and Copeland; a brother Floyd Wayne Smith and wife Paula of Wolfforth, TX; and two nephews, Grayson and Grant.

He will also be dearly missed by Jerri and the staff of Rustic Furniture. Like everyone else he came in contact with, he deeply touched their lives.

A personal note from the Caprock Patriot… when I started this grand experiment, called the Caprock Patriot, C.D. was my very first customer. My wife and I moved here and needed barstools for our kitchen. While buying those barstools, I mentioned to C.D. that I was starting a newspaper. Like many, he was skeptical, but asked me to meet with him the next week to share more. When we met, after hearing my idea, he was so very encouraging. He prayed with me that the paper would thrive by doing His will. He’s been a monthly advertiser since that day back in December when all I had to pitch was myself and a crazy idea. Every month he was an encouraging voice about how much we had grown since the previous month and the progress I had made. He was also the very first sponsor to sign up for our October Revival; it was barely a conversation… just “Count me in”. While I only knew C.D. for nine months, he had a big impact on my life at a very important time. He will be missed. My heart goes out to C.D.’s family and to Jerri and the staff of Rustic Furniture. His was a big heart that will be an impossible void to fill. Be blessed C.D. and Walk with God.

Submitted by Paul McArthur, the Caprock Patriot

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