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Terry D. Smith of Dallas, Texas died January, 28, 2018 at his home in Dallas at the age of 70. 
Terry was born in Jacksonville, Texas on July 25, 1947 to Oscar and Christene Grimes Smith. He graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1965 and attended Lon Morris College, graduating in 1967.  Terry graduated from Stephen F Austin College in 1969 with an Accounting Degree. Upon graduating in May, the following week, Terry began working for Alford Meroney & Company as a CPA manager. In November 1979,
Terry joined Burch, Fincher & Company, CPAs and he
retired as primary stockholder and president in December 31, 2017. 
 Terry is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Tim L. Smith, and son-n-law, Curtis N. Sanford.  He is survived by his wife, Julie Douglas-Smith, niece, Tiffany Smith Jacobson, nephew Troy Larue Smith, retired Air Force, his step children, Julianne Douglas Sanford and Brett Douglas, five grandchildren and two great grandsons, numerous great nieces and nephew, cousins, and sister-in-law, Julie A Duren. 
 Terry grew up in Jacksonville, Texas and had fond memories of working at the family owned K&N Root Beer stand. For the past several years, Terry enjoyed hosting the high school mini reunions for his many friends from the Class of 1965. Terry was an avid baseball fan and for many years, along with several other CPAs, played baseball on the Armadillos of Dallas team. Terry was making plans to return to his hometown of Jacksonville prior to his death.
 Terry and Julie enjoyed spending time with their family, friends, and also enjoyed attending concerts and traveling.  Terry requested that he not have a funeral, but a celebration of his life. This memorial event will be held at a later date. Anyone wishing to remember Terry may make a donation to the Terry D Smith Scholarship c/0 the Jacksonville Education Foundation, P.O. Box 631, Jacksonville, Texas.
Published on February 16, 2018
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