Clifford “Clay” Joseph Smith

Clifford “Clay” Joseph Smith, 76 of Dumas, passed away January 18, 2022.

He was born in Port Arthur Texas on June 23, 1945, to the late Eddie and Osage Fontenot Smith.

His parents; daughter, Rebel Curtis; brother, Eddie Smith, Jr., and sister, Georgia May Caillouet, preceded him in death.

Clay attended the Catholic Church and served in the United State Army during Vietnam War. He was the owner and ag pilot at Smith Aviation, then CHR, Inc., and was a truck driver for many years. Clay was known as an avid fisherman.

Survivors are his loving wife Patricia Smith of Dumas; sons, Clay Smith and wife Shelley of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Max Smith and wife Jaci of Bella Vista, and Dallas Smith and wife Stephanie of Bella Vista; daughters, Holly Downen and husband Lloyd of Dumas and Whitney McDonald and husband Jared of Dumas; brother, Wayne Smith and wife Dorothy of Vinton, Louisiana; 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be announced later date.

Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home of Dumas.