Smith, Louis

Louis Martin Smith, Jr.

May 1, 1937 - May 10, 2022

Louis Martin Smith, Jr. passed away peacefully Monday morning. Lou was a retired Equifax executive who spent his retirement traveling and as a CASA volunteer. He was known lovingly as Mr. Lou by the numerous children he helped. He remained close to his high school friends known as Ooggers and cruised the world with many of them. He was born May 1, 1937 to Louis Martin Smith and Martha Albrecht in Kansas City, Kansas and grew up in Racine, Wisconsin. He joined the Army and served in Okinawa before joining Equifax where he worked for 33 years and retired as a Senior Vice President. 

Lou is survived by his wife of 40 years, Cheryl Rivera Smith; his former wife, Janice Brooks Smith; son, Rodney M. Smith and wife, Diana; stepson, Nathan Laredo and wife, Jennifer; grandchildren, Caroline, Anthony, Maren, Miles and Noah.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to Dallas CASA or AWARE Alzheimer's Support.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas.  The service will be livestreamed at https://celebrationoflife.tv/blog/louis-martin-smith-jr.  After the service, the recorded livestream will be available for viewing at the same link location.

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Lou is resting in peace now, released from his terrifying illness. He was dearly loved by many who will keep Lou in their hearts and memories. Barbara Barbara Mathes, May 14, 2022 So sorry for you loss, your are in my thoughts and prayers 
Susan Haney, May 13, 2022 Lou was a HERO. He is one of the most extraordinary CASA volunteers ever and in so many ways. I am grateful to have known and worked alongside him. He inspired me. Ben Wilkins, May 13, 2022 My heartfelt condolences. Know that your family is in your prayers. Donna kemp block, May 12, 2022 What a wonderful Husband, Father, Father-in-law, Step-father, Grandfather, Brother-in-law, Uncle and Friend Lou was. He had a remarkable life and was loved by so many. He will surely be missed. Rest In Peace. Love and condolences to all his family. Georgette & Fred Rothe, May 12, 2022