ABILENE – Hank Allen Smith, 2 day old infant son of Nathan and Marsha Smith, went to be with Jesus on July 5, 2011. Hank’s service was held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday July 6, 2011 at the Jim Ned Valley Church of Christ with interment at McBee Cemetery in Ovalo, directed by Fry-Bartlett Funeral Home of Tuscola.
Hank was born on Sunday, July 3, 2011 at Abilene Regional Hospital. At the end Hank was able to bring together a loving family, a loving church family and many of his parent’s friends. Hank’s service was a testament of the good will of so many.
In the last paragraph of a letter written for Hank, Nathan and Marsha wrote, “You looked at us for the first time with your beautiful, loving eyes and we knew you loved us too. And though it is hard to believe, we love you even more now. You are in heaven as our little angel. You have our hearts for forever.”
Hank is survived by his parents, Nathan and Marsha Smith of Abilene; paternal grandfather, Alan and wife Teresa Smith of Burnet; paternal grandmother, Jana and husband John Foster of Ballinger; paternal great-grandparents, Bobby and Sharon Smith of Ballinger and Ray and Barbara Knight of Ballinger; maternal grandparents, Allen and Merry Crawford of Sweetwater; maternal great-grandmothers, June Crawford of Sweetwater and Erma Tomlinson of Sweetwater; uncles, Blake and wife Kenzie Smith, Ryan and wife Robin Smith and David Crawford; aunt Nancy and husband Alex Espinoza; and three cousins, Wyatt, Walker and Paiton.