Roy Eugene Smith

Roy Eugene Smith, age 77, of Huntsville passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at his home.  Roy was born October 31, 1943, in Crockett to parents, Bevin Oliver Smith and Verna Elizabeth Wills Smith. He was a graduate of Huntsville High School then received his Bachelor of Science degree from Troy State University in 1971 and Masters of Science degree from University of Northern Colorado in 1976. Roy served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era continuing his military career in the United States Military Defense Department until his retirement in 1999 as Director of the Defense Visual Information Center in California. He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and doting grandfather.  He loved every minute he spent with his family and friends. He was an avid golfer and member of the Men’s Golf Association at Elkins Lake. Roy was a member of the Elkins Lake Country Club where he served as a director on the RECOR Board for three years. Since 1999, he volunteered at Huntsville Memorial Hospital and was also a member of the Elkins Lake Baptist Church.

Roy is survived by his wife, JoNell Gilmore Smith of Huntsville; children, Melissa Smith Trent of Colorado Springs, CO, Shelley Sofka and husband, George of Katy, Staci Ring and husband, John of Katy; grandchildren, Lacey Cheatham, Allie Capone, Michael Capone, Abby Trent, Hannah Trent, Brittany Moore, Whitney Powers, Madison Sofka, Austin Milligan, Ashlyn  Milligan, Cole Milligan, Caleigh Milligan, Kyli Ring, Jacob Ring, Jaden Ring, Kaelin Ring; great-grandchildren, Kye Milligan, Kara Milligan, Knight Milligan, Jamesley Powers; brother James Oliver Smith and wife, Gail of Huntsville; sisters, Beverly Verne Gregory and husband, Richard of Windsor, CO, Nancy Faye Smith of Houston, Linda Nell Schulz of Oklahoma City, OK; sisters-in-law, Patricia Casper and husband, Sherman of Huntington, LaJean Fredricksen of The Woodlands; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by wife, Willie Faye Stepleton Smith; daughter, Tiffany Smith Capone, parents, Bevin and Verna Smith; sister-in-law, Mae Belle Stepleton Dominy; brother-in-law, Robert Dudley Stepleton.

Memorial services for Roy Eugene Smith will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday June 21, 2021 in the Elkins Lake Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Hugghins officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Elkins Lake Baptist Church Building Funds, 206 State Highway 19 Huntsville, Texas 77340, or Huntsville High School Ex-Students Association, P.O. Box 8355, Huntsville, Texas 77340 or charity of choice.

Online condolences maybe left at


View Original Notice ? Roy Eugene Smith