Linda Tipton Smith
Thursday
2
May

Visitation

8:30 am - 10:00 am
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Forest Ridge Funeral Home Memorial Park Chapel
8525 Mid Cities Blvd
North Richland Hills, Texas, United States
817-428-9500
Thursday
2
May

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Forest Ridge Funeral Home Memorial Park Chapel
8525 Mid Cities Blvd
North Richland Hills, Texas, United States
817-428-9500
Thursday
2
May

Interment

11:15 am - 11:45 am
Thursday, May 2, 2019
DFW National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, Texas, United States

Obituary of Linda Ruth Tipton Smith

Linda Ruth Tipton Smith of Hurst, Texas went to be with her Lord & Savior April 30, 2019.

Born April 6, 1929 to George Aaron Tipton Jr. and Martha Gertrude Robertson in Waco, Texas.

Preceding Ruth in death were her parents, husband of 55 years, Layne Alton Smith and daughter, Linda Ellen Purdy.

Surviving family members include sons: Gary Layne Smith Sr. and wife Sindy of Seguin, Texas, Steven Joseph Smith of Kansas City, Missouri, and Donald Craig Smith of Hurst, Texas, Sister Judy Bartos Zgarba and husband Bill of Wimberly, Texas, grandchildren: Gary Jr., Brian, Keith, Nicholas, Michelle, Michael, Aaron, and Erika, and eleven great grandchildren.

Ruth graduated from Reagan High School in Houston where she was a trumpet playing Redcoat in 1947. She married Layne, August 2, 1947. Ruth worked for her stepfather, Joe Bartos at his furniture store in Houston. After a few years in Overland Park, Kansas, Ruth & Layne moved to Hurst, Texas in 1972. Ruth was a member of Shady Oaks Baptist Church, where she participated in the music ministry for many years. Ruth was also active in The Mid Cities Genealogical Society where she served as an officer. She also participated in Bible Study Fellowship. Ruth was always upbeat, optimistic and had a servant spirit. She will be greatly missed by all.

Family will receive visitors 9AM Thursday, May 2nd at Forest Ridge Funeral Home 8525 Mid Cities Blvd. N. Richland Hills, TX, Interment at DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway Dallas, TX. At 11:15AM Thursday. Memorial Service will be held at 2PM Thursday also at Forest Ridge. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Shady Oaks Baptist Church or to a charity of your choice.

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