Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1957 RJC

Lanny Smith JOHN LANDRUM SMITH, JR., 78, (known by family and friends as Lanny or Ducky) passed away at his home in North Richland Hills, TX on June 23, 2018. Lanny was born Sept. 1, 1939 in Farmersville, TX. Lanny's family moved to Ranger, TX in 1952, and he graduated from Ranger High School in the Class of 1957. After graduating from RHS, Lanny attended Ranger Jr. College before graduating from North Texas State University. He married Lena Rose Carpenter in Jan. of 1963. Lanny was drafted by the U.S. Army just days after his marriage! He was discharged from the Army right before the USA was sending troops to Viet Nam. Lanny went back to work at Stevens Corporation as an Officer and Comptroller until the company closed in 2000. Lanny was a wonderful son, husband, father, sibling, cousin and friend to many. He was an avid golfer, & always enjoyed playing in the RHS Exes Homecoming Golf Tournaments. He was a member of Legacy Church of Christ, formerly Pipeline Road Church of Christ where he served as a deacon. Lanny was preceded in death by his parents, John L. Smith & Joy Womble Smith, and his son John Landrum Smith, III (Jay). He is survived by his wife, Lena; daughter, Laura Elizabeth Smith of Dallas; sister, Joyanne Smith Hoover Hathcock (RHS-1959) of Ranger; brother, Tom Smith (RHS-1961) (Bonnie Smith) of Farmersville; sister, Janice Smith Townzen (RHS-1964) (Terry Townzen of RHS-1962) of Arlington; nephews Scott Hoover, John Hoover and Terry Guy Townzen, Jr.; nieces Valerie Hoover Cook, Jennifer (JT) Townzen Coats, and Gena Smith Lahar. Additionally, he is survived by great-nephews and great-nieces and beloved cousins.