Choise Smith

Choise Smith was welcomed into the kingdom of God on Sunday, August 9, 2020 and renewed by God’s grace.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at the Lakeview Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

Choise was born September 3, 1938 in the historical Hank Smith Rock House in the Blanco Canyon to Alvin Lee (Flukie) Smith and Charles Gail (Charlie) Smith and he was the grandson of Hank Smith, the first settler on the South Plains.

He attended school and graduated from Crosbyton High School and then attended college at West Texas State University in Canyon, Texas.

His early days were spent roaming the Blanco Canyon searching for arrowheads with his best friend, Wayne Parker.

Choise married the love of his life, Kay Dean Gumble on July 4, 1968 in Canyon, Texas at the chapel on the West Texas State University campus.  Kay Dean was always by his side and he would always say, “Mama – she’s a good ole girl!”

Choise was a proud member of the Floydada First Baptist Church and he served in the Army Reserve.  He served as the 110th District Juvenile Probation Officer and two terms as the Floyd County Judge.

He grew up farming with his dad and farmed all his life. He enjoyed livestock shows with his kids and grandkids. He raised and showed Border Collie and Jack Russell Terriers.

He attended the Indian Artifact shows all over the state of Texas and was known for his vast Alibates arrowhead collection. His collection is now on display at the Crosby County Pioneer Museum to share with others. Choise was very knowledgeable about arrowheads and would help other collectors identify various artifacts.

Choise was a big practical joker.  He always had a set of false teeth that he would put in to get a laugh out of everyone.  He never met a stranger and would make friends everywhere he went.

He loved being “Pappy” to his grandkids and would take them on rides to the canyon on the 4-wheeler and he enjoyed watching the kids play a mean game of basketball in the barn.  Above all, Choise loved his family and they were his entire life.

Those left to cherish the memory of Choise include his wife, Kay Dean Smith; daughter, Jodie Hight and husband, Keith of Spearman, Texas; his son, Hunter Smith and wife, Kristi of Wall, Texas; son, Dean Smith and wife, Tanya of Amarillo, Texas; and seven grandchildren, Tyann Hight of Lubbock, Texas, Ginger and Slade Smith of Wall, Texas, Emilee and Paige Smith of Amarillo, Texas and Sterling and Brooklyn Guy of Wall, Texas; his sister, Scarlett Jackson and husband, George of Spearman, Texas; nephew, Tal Jackson and wife, Chiemi of Spearman, Texas and niece, Tiki Farrar and husband, Shawn of Spearman, Texas.

The family requests memorials be made to the Crosby County Pioneer Museum, 101 W. Main, Crosbyton, Texas 79322 or First Baptist Church of Floydada, 401 S. Main, Floydada, Texas 79235.

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