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Thomas Carl Smith

October 15, 1942 ~ September 20, 2022 (age 79) 79 Years Old


Thomas (Tom) Carl Smith, age 79 of Copperas Cove Texas, joined his wife Joyce Smith in God’s hands on the afternoon of September 20, 2022. Funeral services will be held for Tom and Joyce at noon on Monday, October 3, 2022, at Viss Family Funeral Home 1614 S FM 116 Copperas Cove, Texas 76522. Burial with Military Honors will follow at 2:00 pm, at the Central Texas State Veteran Cemetery, 11463 TX-195, Killeen, TX 76542. Visitation with the family will be 30 minutes prior to the noon service at the funeral home.

Tom was born on October 15, 1942, in Wadsworth, Ohio to the late Carl Smith and Helen Hutchinson Smith. He grew up and attended school in Wadsworth, Ohio. Shortly after school, he joined the Army where he retired 21 years later. He was a very proud Vietnam Veteran receiving many honors during active duty. On July 16, 1967, in Ohio, he joined his wife Joyce in holy matrimony. He enjoyed fishing and hunting but most of all loved NASCAR. During the off-season, he would have the weeks, days, and even hours counted down until the next racing season started. 

He is preceded in death by his wife of nearly 55 years, Joyce Smith; his parents, Carl, and Helen Smith; brothers, Donald Holvey and John Smith; and sister, Helen Marris.

Tom is survived by his son Randall Kaser and wife, Debbie of Belton, SC, and daughter, Valerie Neister and husband, Gary of Burleson, TX; grandchildren, Tonia Causey and husband, Dale of Williamson, SC, Jermey Clark, and wife, Sherri of Central, SC, Mathew Clark and fiancée, Jennifer of Pelzer, SC, and Travis Kaser and fiancée, Jamie of Amarillo, TX and fifteen great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers or donations, we ask that you take a moment to hug a loved one, a friend, or take a walk for a moment, an hour, or a day because time waits for no one.


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Committal Service

Funeral Service


Funeral Service
October 3, 2022

12:00 PM
Viss Family Funeral Home
1614 S FM 116
Copperas Cove, TX 76522

Military Honors
October 3, 2022

2:00 PM
Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery
11463 State Highway 195
Killeen, TX 76542


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