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Clinton Smith

On May 1, 2023, Clinton Smith joined the stars in the Galaxy.

Clinton Smith lived life as if every day was a mantra of appreciating being on this planet. As such, he illuminated a path of service and love for others at every hiatus on his life journey. Those who knew him each have been left with a unique etching of the man who stood before them. One that integrated innumerable colors, textures, and dimensions. As we celebrate his life, let us continue to share our personal experiences with Clinton and his impact on our lives. Clinton’s effervescent effect on those around him always included a luminescent life map for others to follow. 

It is impossible to document the numerous places where Clinton worked during his remarkable life. After graduating from college, he worked in various capacities for the Federal government. In these roles, he traveled the world in service of our country. Later in life, Clinton shifted direction to full-time advocacy and political action. Clinton worked with groups focused on; environmental justice, child hunger, domestic violence, prison reform, voting rights, Veterans rights, and with Family Eldercare. He also was a long-time member of the Gray Panthers.

Clinton leaves behind his lovely bride Colleen of Sixty-One years, and his children, grandchildren, nephews, cousins, and many others who he considered members of his extended family. 

Clinton would leave you with this message. Chances are that you have changed someone’s life. Chances are that you will never be aware of the magnitude of how many lives you have transformed. We pass through life without realizing that, sometimes, in the simplest moments, we give the biggest gifts. You will never meet someone without value. You will take and give something to every single relationship. Whether it is a close friendship or passing acquaintance, soul interactions leave us a slightly altered person. Value yourself.  Be proud of your walk through life. Don’t worry about what you haven’t achieved because there is so much more that you have achieved simply by being yourself.

A celebration of life ceremony for Clinton Smith will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2023, from the hours of 3 pm to 7 pm at; 

Lyons Gardens

2720 Lyons Road

 Austin Tx.78702

Additional parking is listed at the back of the building. 

If you would like to donate in memory of Clinton Smith, please visit the website of Family Eldercare to coordinate with them what type of donation best fits their needs. Or contact them directly at Main: 512.450.0844 

Intake & Referrals: 512.483.3580

Fax: 512.459.6436

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Austin, TX 78754 ⇥

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