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Sept. 10, 1923 - Feb. 22, 2018
And so sayeth the Lord: "Well done my good and faithful servant".
Carole Fisher Smith Harrison, 94, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family. Preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Leonard G. Smith, and husband of 6 years, Dr. Ed Harrison - all members of the "Greatest Generation" who personified its sense of integrity, faith, hope, family, and love of country. Survived by sister-in-law, Polly Smith Lindsay of Houston, first cousin Jewel Marie 'Jinx' Garrett of Kansas City, MO, and 3 children: Larry Smith of Whitney, TX, Jana Smith Tippin (William) of El Paso, TX, and H. Guy Smith (Dr. Connie) of Dallas, TX; 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
Born in Weatherford to Carl and Jewel Fisher, she was quickly enrolled in the nursery at the First Baptist Church. Carole, age 14, met Leonard Gordon Smith age 17, on a school bus going to a Weatherford High School football game. They dated off and on for 4 years and married in 1942 when Carole turned 18. Leonard and Carole's song was "It Had To Be You". She was a proud graduate of Weatherford College where she was president of the Thalian Society and member of Delta Phi Omega sorority. She regularly attended Homecoming with her life-long "sisters", Wilda Garland Sommer, Mildred "Della" Edwards Beard, Virginia Craven Vogel (deceased), and Mary Ann Ross Cox (deceased).
Carole spent her adult life in Ft. Worth where she was a faithful member of Riverside Baptist Church for 66 years. She taught children's Sunday School for 30 years and was an accomplished Bridge Life Master. Known for her hospitality with her cooking and baking skills, her home was always open for friends and family.
A Memorial Service will be held on March 2, 2018, 2:00 p.m. at Wilshire Baptist Church, Dallas, TX. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in tribute to Carole may be made to Riverside Baptist Church, 3101 Race St., Ft. Worth, TX 76111.
Published on February 27, 2018
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