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Garland Cayton Smith

November 24, 1931 — October 29, 2016

Garland Cayton Smith, 84 of Dumas passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016. Funeral Services are scheduled for 10 o'clock in the morning on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Morrison Memorial Chapel with Rev. Seth Seale, pastor of Bible Baptist Church in Sunray, officiating. Interment will follow at Dumas Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 o'clock until 8 o'clock in the evening on Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors. Garland was born on November 24, 1931 in Amarillo, TX to George Garland and Orpah Alice (Cayton) Smith. On April 7, 1951, he was united in marriage to his best friend, Virginia 'Ginger' Smith in Dallas; she preceded him in death on March 19, 2016. Garland served in the United States Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean conflict. He retired at Valero as a heavy equipment operator. Garland enjoyed square dancing with the 'Wagoneers' and loved to go camping. He will be missed by all who knew him. In addition to his wife, he was also preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Jay Smith and Paul P. Smith; and two sisters: Betty Cirrilo and Alice Schreiber. Garland is survived by his two daughters: Micah Jones of Burnalillo, NM and Wendi Smith of Amarillo, TX; son: Andrew Smith and wife Patricia of Leander, TX; grandchildren: Valerie Mitchell, Andrew Smith, and Rachel Lightbody; and sister: Peggy Dodson of Waco, TX. The family suggests memorials be made to Medical Center League House, 7000 W Amarillo Blvd, Amarillo, TX 79106. Online condolences may be left at
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