Joseph Thurston (J.T.) Smith Jr.

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Joseph Thurston (J.T.) Smith Jr., 92, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, May 10, 2019.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, at Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Ronald Windecker officiating.

Graveside services with military honors and interment followed at the St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery at Doss.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation was held Monday evening and Tuesday morning.

Smith was born Jan. 15, 1927, in San Antonio, the son of Joseph T. Smith and Willodene Watkins Smith. He married Carolyn Eberhard on Feb. 4, 1956, at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Seguin, and she survives.

A United States Marine Corps veteran, he served from 1944-1953.

In addition to his wife, Smith is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Roy Horne of Spring, and two grandchildren.

Survivors also include a brother and sister-in-law, James W. and Sue Smith of San Antonio, and a brother-in-law, Warren Hahn of Doss.

Smith was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Martha Kate (Katie) Hahn, and one brother, Eugene C. Smith.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or the charity of choice.


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