Longtime TASO Member and Houston Football Chapter Life Member Eugene Smith Eugene “Gene” M. Smith, Jr., quietly passed away at his home in Baytown, Texas on January 20th, 2016.. Eugene begin officiating in 1960 and had a spectacular career as Texas high school football referee, his record of 15 state championship games may stand forever.
His family will receive friends at Crespo & Jirrels, 6123 Garth Rd., Baytown, Texas, 77521, Monday night, January 25th from 6:00pm 8:00pm. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 26th at 10:00am at Crespo & Jirrels with the Rev. Tommy Meekins officiating.
Gene was born in Houston, Texas on September 2, 1939. He was the oldest son of Eugene M. Smith, Sr. and wife, Rosie. Gene was raised in Highlands, Texas and was a 1958 graduate of Robert E. Lee Ganders.