Barry Philip Smith of League City, Texas passed at MD Anderson Center, Houston, Texas on Thursday, March 17, 2016. He was born on October 19, 1955 in Louisville, Kentucky to Lowell and Carol (Munger) Smith who precede him in death. He was a loving husband to Gail (Allen) Smith whom he married on July 19, 1980 and was a devoted father to his son Douglas Philip Smith, both of League City, Texas. His surviving family members also include his sister Nancy Oretli and husband Terry of Brenham, Texas and brother Brian and wife Judy Smith of Ocala, Florida, mother in law Edith Allen, brother in law Barry Allen and wife Rhonda and sister in law Nan Allen all of Xenia, Ohio. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Barry graduated from high school in Mentor, Ohio where he lettered in football and track. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Ohio Northern University in 1977 where he was a member of the football and track teams. Barry served as President of the Lettermen’s Club and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. After graduation, he began his career as a mechanical engineer with Diamond Shamrock Refinery. He was currently employed as a mechanical engineer with Marathon Oil in Garyville, Louisiana. Through his employment with Marathon Oil he became involved in assisting with the building of the infrastructure at the Marathon plant in Calgary, Canada. Barry was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Society Welding Engineers (ASWE).
Viewing will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Crowder Funeral Home, 1645 East Main Street, League City, Texas from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The funeral will be held on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Bay Harbour United Methodist Church in League City.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or MD Anderson Center, Houston, Texas.