Tony Dean Smith of Thornton passed away at age 52 on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at St. Catherine Center in Waco. Visitation will be Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Groesbeck Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, June 19, 2015 at the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at King Cemetery outside of Thornton,Texas. Pallbearers will be Clint Parker, Johnny Bell, Butchy Herring, Chris Aills, Keith Sherrod and David Moran. Tony was born on December 20, 1962 to Thomas Smith and Sheila Pierce Smith in Houston, Texas, where he also grew up and attended school. On March 27, 1985, Tony married Kellie Hoffman in Groesbeck, Texas. Tony and Kellie made their home in Thornton where he was a self-employed carpenter who treasured his family and his home life. Tony was preceded in death by a great-aunt, Jessmyr Wilkinson; his grandmother, Mildred Leinwebber; and his grandparents, Gorden and Marcile Smith.