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Dennis Paul Smith

March 10, 1953 — June 20, 2023

Dennis Paul Smith, 70, passed away June 20, 2023. Dennis was born in Louisville, Kentucky to Paul and Hilda Smith.

Dennis enlisted in the Navy during the Vietnam War conflict. After serving in the United States Navy, he used the GI Bill to graduate with multiple degrees from multiple colleges with high honors.

Dennis had a lifelong successful and prominent career in the defense industry from 1983 until his retirement in 2022.

He is preceded in death by his mother Hilda Margaret McKinley Smith, his father Paul Hillary
Smith, his wife of 38 years Cynthia Moore Smith.

Dennis is survived by his brother Michael Wade Smith and his wife, Dollie; son and
daughter-in-law Jason and Pam Smith; daughter and daughter-in-law Charlie and Misty
Shugart; daughter and son-in-law Chelsea and Taylor Hakanson. He is also survived by three
grandchildren: Alexander Smith, Riley Smith and Carly Hakanson.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 25 at Blessing Funeral Home in
Mansfield, Texas. Live streaming will be available at

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Conquering Every Cancer , or MD Anderson .
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Dennis Paul Smith, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Sunday, June 25, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Blessing Colonial Chapel

401 Elm Street, Mansfield, TX 76063

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