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04.04.60 - 08.12.21

David Joseph Smith, age 52, went peacefully to heaven with his family at his side on Sunday, August 12, 2012. He was born April 4, 1960, in Wilmington, Delaware to Robert and Angeline Smith. 

David was a resident of San Antonio for nearly 27 years where he was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. His number one priority in life was being with his children. An avid golfer, he also enjoyed off road biking, hunting and fishing. Between caring for his children and enjoying his hobbies, he wasted no time at home with his special handyman skills. Employed by Shaw Industries, he enjoyed a career surrounded by special and caring friends. Special thanks to David's companion Lyn Aldridge, and his neighbors who provided so much help and care. 

David is survived by his children, Ashton Paige Smith, Zachary Smith, Jacob Smith and their mother, Sarah Plante and husband-in-law, Paul; parents, Robert J. Smith Sr., and Angeline Smith; sister, Betty Huber; brother, Robert J. Smith, Jr.; and three nieces. 

From Dave's Daughter.......

Hi everyone,


I am about to graduate college and this is a time I can't help but think of my dad. I think about the great advice he would have given me, connections he would have helped me make, and the love and support that would aid me in achieving my dreams. I am logging on to his Facebook today to ask you all for some help.


When my dad took me to NYC 4 years ago during my senior year of High School I told him, "I am going to live here one day." I told him about my dreams in the NYC Fashion world and how badly I wanted to get there. At that time I was going for nursing and he freaked out, telling me that I need to go for those dreams and leave nursing behind. Being "realistic" I told him that my dream was to be a nurse and I could always do fashion on the side. I wish it didn't take me 4 years (and the last semester of my college career) to realize that my dad was so right. I am now a manager of a boutique in Austin and I am LOVING it. I am learning everything from buying, merchandising, marketing, and all the logistics that goes into running a store and a brand. I also created my own website, – a fashion & lifestyle blog on the side of work and school.


I am now ready to make my dream a reality and I’m doing everything I can to get to where I want to be - New York City. I know a lot of his great friends are still in the Northeast and I could use all the help I could get. If any of you have any kind of connection to the Fashion industry in NYC, or anything remotely related to that, please let me know. You can comment on this post or shoot me an email at


Thank you for taking the time to read this, and thank you even more for being such amazing friends to my dad.







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