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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 5:02 pm

Jody Smith, 57 passed away at her home in Bandera, Texas on Thursday, June 28, 2018, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Jody was born June 23, 1961 in Houston, Texas to Jacqueline Dillard and Fred Knowlton Dodge.

On Sept. 5, 1981, she was united in marriage to Aubrey H. “Red” Smith in Baytown, Texas. Jody and Red have been residents of Bandera County since 2012, when they relocated here.

Jody loved crafts, especially needlepoint, cross stitching and quilting. She never met a stranger and looked forward to new experiences.

Jody was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Aubrey H. “Red” Smith; sons James Knowlton Smith and wife Nesha of Houston, Texas, and Michael Aubrey Smith of Corpus Christi, Texas; brother Kevin Knowlton Dodge of Houston, Texas; two grandchildren, Matthew Knowlton Smith and William Edward Smith; as well as many other dear extended family members and treasured friends.

She was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend who will be missed.

A visitation was held at Grimes Funeral Chapels of Bandera on Monday, July 2, 2018, from 5 – 7 p.m.

The funeral service was held at Grimes Funeral Chapels of Bandera on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Frankie Enloe officiating.

Interment followed at the Bandera Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Jody’s name to Susan G. Komen, P.O. Box 6678, San Antonio, Texas 78209, or to any nonprofit, breast cancer awareness organization.

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