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Paul Dean Smith

November 24, 1953 — February 26, 2023

Lubbock

Paul Dean Smith, age 69, of Lubbock, died Sunday, February 26, 2023 , at Covenant Community Hospital in Lubbock.

The family will host a time of visitation from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 2023, at South Park Baptist Church, 2201 82nd. Street, in Lubbock.  A funeral service will follow the visitation at 2:00 p.m. at South Park Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Howe and Larry Slaughter officiating.  A graveside service with military honors will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 2023, at the Brown Ranch Cemetery Pavilion, in southern Coleman County, with Rev. Marvin Hale officiating.  Services are entrusted to Stevens Funeral Home, 400 W. Pecan Street, in Coleman.

Paul Dean was born November 24, 1953, in Brownwood, Texas to Tommy Allen Smith and Ona Velma Garrett Smith.  He grew up in San Angelo and graduated from Lakeview High School.  After graduation, Paul Dean served in the United States Navy, where he was stationed on the USS Pollack SSN-603.  Although he was scared of the water, he thought that being in a submarine would cure him of this phobia.  After receiving an honorable discharge from the Navy, Paul Dean went on the road with a band named the Whistle Stix as the group’s sound engineer.  Paul Dean absolutely had a love for all genres of music that was passed down to his nieces and nephews.  He married Cindy Sparks on August 10, 1996 in Lubbock.  Paul Dean worked for Gandy’s Milk Company as the warehouse superintendent for milk distribution, retiring after many years of service.  Paul Dean also had a love for fishing.  He enjoyed participating in fishing tournaments with his friends.  He would also take college students out on his boat so they could participate in fishing tournaments. Paul Dean has a zest for life.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.  He was a member of South Park Baptist Church in Lubbock.

Preceding Paul Dean in death are his parents; his grandparents, Dennis and Velma Garrett and George and Eva Smith; two brothers, Bobby Fisher and Dwayne Smith; and one great-nephew, Holt Simmons.

He is survived by the love of his life, Cindy Smith of Lubbock; his pride and joy, daughter Sarah Ann Smith of Lubbock; his brothers, Dale Smith of Lubbock and Larry McMillan and partner Sheryl Moon of San Angelo; his sisters, Diane Ledet of Lubbock and Juneva Peters and husband Jeff of Sheffield; sister in law, Toni Fisher of Crandall; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and so many other family members that he loved dearly.

Flowers are welcomed and can be delivered to the South Park Baptist Church, 2201 82nd Street, in Lubbock at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 2, 2023.  Memorials are suggested in memory of Paul Dean to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Remembrances and condolences can be written to the family via the virtual guestbook on Paul Dean’s tribute page at www.stevensfuneralhome.com.  Stevens Funeral Home is honored to serve the Smith family.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, March 2, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

South Park Baptist Church

2201 82nd Street, Lubbock, TX 79423

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Funeral Service

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

South Park Baptist Church

2201 82nd Street, Lubbock, TX 79423

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Graveside Service

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Brown Ranch Cemetery, Coleman County, Fisk, Texas

200 E College Ave, Coleman, TX 76834

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