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 Vernon S Smith

Vernon S Smith

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Death 16 Mar 2005 (aged 86)
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 10644755 · View Source
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Vernon was born in Dallas on February 28, 1919. He graduated in 1940 from Texas A&M University with a degree in architecture and from Texas Christian University in 1972 with a degree in ranch management. After serving in World War II, Vernon began a long and distinguished career as a builder and real estate developer in partnership with his brother, James. In addition to building over 60,000 homes and apartments throughout the Southwest, Vernon served as the Chairman of the Building Committee for Methodist Hospital of Dallas, and was responsible for the design of its award-winning facility. Of special significance to him was the development of Glen Lakes in 1980. Vernon served his community in numerous ways including: Board of Trustees at Methodist Hospital (1972-2004), Board of Trustees at Texas Christian University (1966-2001), State Fair of Texas Agricultural and Livestock Chairman, Salesmanship Club of Dallas (1955-2005, President 1971-1972), Dallas City Council and Dallas Planning Commission (1951-1957), Mayor Pro-tem during the term of Robert L. Thornton, Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors of Mercantile Bank, President Santa Gertrudis Breeders International, Homebuilder's Association, and Member of the Dallas Old Guard. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alice and brother, James. Vernon is survived by his wife, Kay, his children, Vernon Smith, Jr., Sharon Williams, and Kibbe Reilly and their respective families. Vernon is also survived by Kay's children, Kathryn Starnes and James Satery and their respective families.


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  • Maintained by: Nancy Leshikar Hébert
  • Originally Created by: DonZas
  • Added: 20 Mar 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10644755
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Vernon S Smith (28 Feb 1919–16 Mar 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10644755, citing Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Nancy Leshikar Hébert (contributor 47194409) .