Weldon Eugene Smith

Weldon Eugene Smith, age 74, of Rockdale, passed away Friday, May 29, 2020 at his daughter’s home in Taylor.

Weldon was born Aug. 26, 1945, in Boyle, Mississippi, to J.J. and Ola Mae (Crocker) Smith. He was a graduate of Reagan High School in Houston and a member of Albert J. DeLange Masonic Lodge #1403 AF&AM in Houston.

On Nov. 22, 1963, he and Maurita Gafford were married in Houston. While living in Rockdale, he was a member of Murray Street Church of Christ and a member of Vice President of VOICES. For 38 years he served as Vice President of Crocker Reclamation.

Weldon was preceded in death by his parents, J.J. and Ola Mae Smith.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Maurita Smith of Taylor; two daughters, Lynita and Mark Conaway of Temple and Regina and Darin Schneider of Taylor; son, Troy and Taresa Smith of Rockdale; sister, Patricia and Clay Heflin of Belton; brother, Gary and Dorothy Smith of Cameron; seven grandchildren, Amanda Ruiz, Megan Lane, Steven Conaway, Tristan Lewis, Nicole Smith, Keith Schneider and Tamra Mangum; 12 great grandchildren, Ethan, Eli and Arron Ruiz, Hayden, Liam, and Brennan Lane, Garret and Logan Schneider, Rylan, Parker, Ava and Braden Mangum.

Pallbearers are Mark Conaway, Steven Conaway, Troy Smith, Tristan Lewis, Garrett Schneider and Keith Schneider.

Visitation is Wednesday, June 3, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale. Funeral services for are scheduled for Thursday, June 4, at 10 a.m. at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home with Minister Ray Don McIntosh of Salado Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow in the Taylor City Cemetery in Taylor.