Smith, Tony Howard, Jr. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon

Tony Howard Smith Jr., 61, of Baker City died June 17, 2004, at his home.

There will be an informal celebration of his life at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Visitations will be from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Gray’s West & Co. Interment will be at the Sumpter Cemetery.

Tony was born on Aug. 31, 1942, at Weatherford, Okla., to Howard and Exxie Hughes Smith. As a child, he came to Oregon to live with his father and stepmother, Ruby. He grew up in Eastern Oregon.

He played football while attending high school at Mitchell and also was also involved in track and field. Tony loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, hunting and gathering mushrooms. He often spent most of the summer camping.

Tony enjoyed many other things in life including food, antiquing, auctioning, and flea markets. He had a special place in his heart for babies and little children, who brought out his most kind and gentle traits.

He was preceded in death by his birth mother; his father and step-mother; a son, Jody Smith; two brothers; and two sisters.

Survivors include his companion, “Ma” Anita Buzzard and her three children and his children, Tony Franklin Smith, Tammy Wright and her husband, Troy, Sherry Smith, Tina Stritmater and her husband, Dave, Sheila Smith, TJ Smith, and Russell Smith; brothers and sisters, Dennis, Larry, B.J., Rose, Anna, Lori and Dana; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 25, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor


White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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