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November 09, 2022 - 00:00
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Jason Avery Smothers of Hallettsville, Texas, passed away at the age of 37 on Oct. 10, 2022.

He was born March 13, 1985, in Houston, Texas, to Trudy and Ken Smothers.

Jason grew up in Columbus, Texas, and never knew a stranger. He could light up any room with his million-dollar smile. He knew how to laugh and love well and was a devoted son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend.

Jason was an avid sports fan, especially for his beloved Dallas Cowboys. He could tell you anything about the players, statistics and history of the team and never missed a game. He also adored the Texas Longhorns, Houston Rockets and Houston Astros.

When he watched his games, he would tremble and shout with excitement.

Jason wrote a weekly sports column in the Columbus newspaper, the Colorado County Citizen. He was the eternal optimist when covering his favorite teams — especially his alma mater, the Columbus High School Cardinals.

He lived in the Kenmar House in Smithville, Texas, for 15 years where he made many close friends. His favorite activities with them were bowling in Schulenburg, playing Uno and Yahtzee, and dances. He loved to watch the Round Rock Express baseball team play at the Dell Diamond stadium, go to the movies, visit Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio and swim at Splashway.

Music played a huge part in Jason’s life. He loved to sing and listened to an eclectic mix of music.

Jason deeply loved his friends and family and would keep a countdown of days to the next gathering. He eagerly anticipated every get-together and holiday celebration. He was a passionate storyteller and loved to recount the memories in his life. His joy and love of life were contagious to those lucky enough to have known him.

Survivors include his father Ken, brother Chris and sister Kendra. He is also survived by his Uncle Joe and Aunt Sheryl Fabrygel, his Uncle Steve and Aunt Lesa Smothers, his Uncle James Johnson, and his nine beloved cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother Trudy, his maternal grandparents James and Mildred Johnson, and his paternal grandparents Leon and Marionell Smothers.

A memorial service for Jason is 10 a.m. Nov. 19, 2022, at First Baptist Church Hallettsville. A fellowship meal will follow.

Words of comfort may be shared at www.austinnaturalfunerals. com under “TRIBUTES.”

Flowers may be sent through Designs by Donna in Hallettsville at www.designsbydonna. net/ orby calling 361-798-2222