Vaner Charles Smith, 73, of Richardson, Texas, went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 1, 2021.
Vaner was born in San Angelo, Texas on June 11, 1948 to Lera Bess and Vaner Addison Smith. He graduated from Lamar University in 1971 with a degree in Marketing. He married the love of his life, Ann, in 1973. He worked in medical sales for over 45 years, loved working with emergency room doctors and nurses, and served on multiple committees and boards for the state and national Emergency Nurses Association. As a sales manager for orthopedic companies, he was able to travel the world. He loved to play golf and referee soccer games. He never met a stranger.
He served at church as a Lay Pastor and Altar Minister, hosted a small group and was active in the Dallas Emmaus community for many years.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Ann, daughter Amy Caster (Landry) of Fort Worth, Texas, and son Wesley Smith (Linda) of Coppell, Texas. His four grandchildren – Joshua, Emmy, Kaelyn and Kensley – were the light of his life. He is also survived by sister Suzy Juncker, sister Laura Rech (Mark) and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service is being planned for Fall 2021. Memorials can be made in Vaner’s name to the Texas Emergency Nurses Association (TxENA) scholarship fund ( send to: Treasurer - Texas ENA, 5412 Siltstone Loop, Killeen, Texas 76543).
Roger and Tami Bower August 11, 2021
Cousin Midland , Texas
Ann and family, we are so sorry to hear of Vaners passing. I pray that You will receive peace, comfort and healing from our loving Father. All our love, Roger and Tami
Dianne Duperier August 12, 2021
Friend Beaumont , Texas
Continued prayers for all the family. Have known Vaner since Childhood In Beaumont. He was always first to respond to our BHS reunions and was always great to greet him with his loving and sweet spirit.
Ricki & Bill McMillian August 12, 2021
Old Friends Georgetown , Texas
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Vaner. Please know our thoughts are with you. Ricki & Bill
Ted Burris August 13, 2021
Sammamish , Washington
Vaner was a longtime friend of mine [my Boss actually] and coach on winning. An upbeat guy who was always happy to see you. Business travel in the same industry afforded us many chance meetings, a dinner out and catching up on family and friends. Getting a call from Vaner was always preceded with a smile. Going to miss you Vaner...
Bill Hayes November 25, 2021
Friend Litchfield , New Hampshire
John Everett June 11, 2023
Friend Austin , Texas
Hard to believe… but as they say, Only the Good Die Younger Than Their Friends. Vaya con Dios, Vaner🙏