Barry Philip Smith


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.





  1. God has gained a super angel in Heaven. Barry is now free from pain and disease. Family and friends have such wonderful memories to cherish. Prayers are with you, Gail and Doug, in the coming days.
    Pam and John Street

    Pam and John Street
  2. I worked with Barry for many years at the Texas City Refinery and have the greatest respect for such a fine man. I was very saddened to hear about his passing and offer my sincerest condolences. If it is any comfort, please know that Barry will be with Our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Blessed Mother, and all of the Angels and Saints on Easter and for all of eternity. One day we will all be together, in the presence of the Lord, never to suffer again!

    Dan Buchanan
  3. Ginger and I are so very sad to hear of Barry’s passing. With his physical departure from our world, albeit difficult, we give thanks to our Lord that Barry has received the ultimate gift of everlasting life. May he rest in peace as his kind and kindred spirit spread his joy, smile, willingness to help all and lend a hand all over God’s heavenly kingdom.

    With sympathy,

    James and Ginger Cesarini

    James and Ginger Cesarini
  4. Gail and Doug words can not express my feelings of sadness at hearing of Barry’s homegoing. I loved the times we worked and fellowshipped. Barry was always there for all and now he is at rest. May God bless and keep you. Much love to you always.

    Myra Beard
  5. My deepest sympathy upon your loss. Barry was a good friend as we worked together at Marathon for many years. He was a gentleman and always had a smile on his face. May the days to come bring you peace and comfort.

    Jan Moore
  6. Becky and I, along with our ONU friends are so sad to hear of Bubba’s passing. He was such a great gentle friend! I remember in college going to class in the morning and we had to walk across campus to the engineering building. He would lead 5 of us Sig Ep engineering students on the trek and would be first to blast through the Macintosh center big door while the rest of us would run to try and get through the door before it closed by the spring return. Stupid fun but Bubba is still leading us through the door. We will miss you big guy, but will look forward to one day joining you in heaven! Gail our prayers are with you, Doug and family.
    Jeff and Becky McFarlin

    Jeff Mcfarlin
  7. I had the pleasure of knowing Barry in college where we both played football and were members of the same fraternity. I remember “Bubba” as a kind and gentle soul. He was certainly a rare breed amongst the types you would typically encounter in a football locker-room. I’m very sorry to hear of your loss. It is sad to think that this world is less someone so special. I’m certain that your years together must have been filled with many joys and fond memories. May God bless you and your family at this difficult time along life’s pathway. Goodbye Bubba.

    Mike Garwood

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