Smitherman, Clarence H.

Clarence Harold Smitherman passed away in Dallas at age 82 on Thursday, February 23, 2017.

He will be remembered at a graveside service at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy in Dallas at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2017, with Rev. Karl Travis officiating.

Harold was born in Roswell, NM on December 17, 1934, to Bowmer and Eunice Smitherman.  Harold grew up in Lubbock with his seven siblings.  He joined the U.S. Army in 1954 during the Korean war, and served honorably through his discharge in 1963.  Following his military service, Harold owned and operated restaurants for many years in the panhandle of Texas.

Survivors include his three daughters, Leigh Jones and husband Cliff of Silver City, NM, Linda Henry and husband Wes of Canyon, Loretta Smitherman of Carrollton, and one son, Shannon Smitherman and wife, Tanya of Carrollton.  Harold loved and is survived by nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, four siblings, his wife, JoAnn (Jody) Rogers, and great-grandson Carlos.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Seven Loaves Community Food Pantry, 5801 W. Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

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