On Saturday, September 1st Adrian Rodney Smith got his first taste of fried
chicken, pizza and root beer in a long time when the Lord served it to him in
Heaven. He got to eat it with his dad, Avery Lee Smith, his Grandparents
Gene and Pauline Kloss, his step dad Michael Byrd, his Aunt Kathy Kloss
and numerous other aunt, uncles, family members and friends. Those he left
behind were his mom, Marlene Byrd, his brother, Matthew Smith, his
Grandparents Avery and Lenora Smith, his special caregiver Becky Lujan
and many others that will miss him in his passing. Adrian will always be
remembered for his helpfulness to everyone, his loving ways towards all
and his jokester personality that made him want to see everyone laugh.
Adrian was unique in that he did not understand prejudice. The concept of
differences in people made no sense to him. Everyone he met was just a new
friend to give a smile to. When the Lord said we should all have a child like
faith Adrian was the definition of that ideal. His trusting and generous spirit
almost made it impossible to not have a smile on your face after you meet
A Celebration of Life will be held for Adrian on Thursday September 6, 2018 at Latter Rain Ministries at 10 am in Odessa, Texas at 305 W. 19 St.
Visitation will be held Wednesday September 5,2018 from 1pm – 9pm at Martinez Funeral Home in Odessa Texas at 1040 S. Dixie.
Adrian had worked for many years as a sacker for Albertson's first at their
8th street location and then later at the 42nd street store. Though health made
him have to retire early he still talked about getting to go back to work
where he could once again meet and greet so many people in a day.
Adrian spent several years as a member of the "Dynamic" Grandview Lions
Club. He donated his time to many of their projects and spent many years in
the office of Tail Twister.
Over the years Adrian had been treated by many wonderful folks in the
medical field and he would always try to make any moment with them as
light as he could on them no matter what procedure he was going through.
We are going to miss you "Drain" but we understand that you can now once
again work the kid's church for the Lord.
Arrangements are entrusted to Martinez Funeral Home in Odessa, Texas.
Born: Odessa, February 2nd, 1976
Died: San Antonio September 1 ", 2018
Marlene and Matthew, Roger and I are saddened to hear of Adrian's passing. However, we are happy to know that he is rejoicing in Heaven with Avery Lee! What a reunion that must be! May God comfort you at this time and give you peace knowing Adrian is totally in peace and comfort! Love from all if us!
Peggy SniderGrandview, TX
Thank you Adrian for being a special part of my life. You have had many hurdles in your life and you have conquered them all. I know you are in Heaven enjoying what you could not do in this life. Remember what we always shared - I LOVE YOU MAN!!!!
Dean KlossSan Antonio, TX