Doris Epps Smith


Doris Epps Smith
Doris Epps Smith

Doris Epps Smith, 80, of Amarillo, Texas went home to meet her Lord and Savior, Monday, November 28, 2022. There is no doubt that she was greeted at the gates of Heaven with a “Well done good and faithful servant.”

Celebration of life services will be on Friday, December 2, 2022, at 11:00 A.M., at Hillside Christian Church Auditorium, 6100 S. Soncy Rd., with Johnathan Mast and Chris Condit officiating. Funeral arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Doris was born in Amarillo, Texas on September 23, 1942.  She attended Amarillo High School where she was a cheerleader and met many lifelong friends, as well as her first love, Duward Epps.

They married right after high school and shared 50 years of marriage before Duward passed away in 2011. They raised two boys in a home where there was never a question God and family came first.

Doris was blessed to reconnect with a high school friend, Robert Smith, a few years later and marry this amazing man.  For the last 10 years they have shared many adventures, laughter and love. We are all blessed to have Bob in our family and lives.

Doris worked at Tascosa National Bank where she was one of the first employees when the bank first opened. She worked in the banking business for many years before starting her 2nd career at J Winston’s. She loved this job, her fellow employees, customers, and made many good friends.

She served on the Ronald McDonald House Board for many years, was a part of many Bible studies, and was a member of Hillside Christian Church.

Doris was full of life and she loved people well.  She was always eager to serve and encourage others. Whether it was a letter, a thank you card, a phone call, or an in person visit she always took the time to let people know how special they were to her.  Matthew 22:37-39

Her faith was unshakable. Even as she was preceded in death by many family members and friends, she never quit testifying to God’s goodness and offering encouragement to others to help them through their grief.  Proverbs 16:24 Gracious Words…..

Doris was joyful, loving, and full of adventure. She had a beautiful smile and never missed an opportunity to visit with strangers, friends, and family.   She had a very infectious personality; some would even say “sassy”. She loved God, time with her family, traveling, spending time with her friends and hanging out with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren

Doris left a legacy of love that will carry on through her family and friends for generations to come.  She will be deeply missed but we all know that we will see her and that beautiful smile again.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Duward, and son, Tommy Epps.

Survivors include her husband, Bob Smith Jr., of Amarillo, TX; son, Brent Epps and wife Traci, of Amarillo, TX; daughter-in-law, Brenda Epps, of Panhandle, TX; Bob’s children, Tracy Holmes and her family, Robert Smith III and his family, Paige Aiken, and James Smith and his family; four grandchildren, Trinity Munoz and husband Luis, Taylor Epps and wife Ali, Tanner Epps and wife Autumn, and Chelsea Cole and husband Taylor; great-grandchildren, Lawson, Emerson, Elliott, Luca, Letty, Brynlee, Barrett, and Bennett; and many nieces and nephews.

23 Replies to “Doris Epps Smith”

  1. I am so sorry to learn of Doris’ passing. I worked under Duward for many years and was always so touched by Doris’ sweet spirit. I know she is in heaven and eagerly awaiting your presence. Prayers for the comfort only faith can give.

  2. Brent, Traci my heart is so sad for your loss. Doris was a truly unique, special person and friend. No doubt her absence will be felt by many people. Bob, it was so nice to meet you in the hospital, thank you for making the last ten years of Doris’ life so happy. We worked together at Tascosa National Bank for over 21 years. Prayers for everyone. Don’t we just know she is having the time of her life. She has met Jesus face to face!!!

  3. Blessings to the family of this dear lady. Doris was one of the friendliest people I’ve ever known. 💗 She will be missed.

  4. What a wonderful person! Doris‘ cheerful spirit will stay with me for years to come! Condolences to the family.

  5. Doris was such a sweet lady, so blessed to have known her briefly but will remember her always. We met at Golds Gym in the Water Aerobics Class, she joined all of us short ladies at the far end of the pool, we all enjoyed visiting with her. Praying for Peace, Comfort & Love to the family during this time of sadness. In the name of Jesus.

  6. Doris was one of the best employee I ever worked with. She and I spent twenty plus years together at Tascosa National Bank. She was always ready to assist a customer or a fellow employee. Her daily smile was always a welcome comfort to customers as well to her fellow employees. Rest in Peace Doris, you deserve the best Heaven can offer.

  7. We never knew Doris but we knew her current husband, Bob, very well. From what we have read about Doris, she obviously was a beautiful woman, inside and out. Our most sincere condolences to the family and know that we, total strangers to her, are comforted to know that she gave our dear friend Bob the love of her latter years. We knew Bob as a friend and fellow church member in Henderson, Nevada, and wish we could have met the one that well could be the last love of his life. May God bless you all…

  8. Doris always left me feeling happy. Her wonderful smile and attitude always said everything is in Gods hands and we are so blessed. She will be missed by her family and friends. Bob, I am so glad that you two had your years together.

  9. Doris was a uniquely wonderful and thoughtful woman. She made everyone she came in contact with feel special and cared for. What a legacy!

  10. My dearest Doris,
    How I will miss your laugh and funny things you always said. We shared many good times and memories together. You made my sweet Ron laugh and could always bring a smile. You two had fun dancing to Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog in our younger days. I know you are smiling and having the best time in Heaven. Blessings my friend. To Bob, Brent , Traci and family my prayers and deep sympathy.

  11. Doris was a dear friend, mentor and my boss when I was at the Ronald McDonald House. She was perfect at all three roles!
    Blessings to her family.

    Pat Cathcart Dison

  12. Bankers together. Never knew Doris without a smile! Friends for many years. RIP Doris, you will be missed. Prayers and comfort to the family 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  13. Brent & Traci and family,
    Our deepest condolences to you and your family during this time. Your mom was truly an amazing lady! Love Sue & Rocky

  14. I am beyond saddened to see this obituary as I was blessed to meet Bob, Brent, Traci, and even Doris at the hospital. Everything I am reading here is nothing but amazing about Doris. May you know I am thinking about you all.

  15. Doris was such a blessing, always positive. I will miss Doris but knowing she is with Jesus her savior. Blessings to the family

    Charlotte Smith

  16. Brent, Your mom was one in a million, a truly wonderful lady! My thoughts are with you. May she rest in peace. Rod Daniel

  17. My Sweet Doris!
    I am so sad to hear of your passing. What a life you lived. I have the best memories of you when I was growing up. You were one of the friendliest “Moms” to all the girls chasing after Brent! 😉 You were always kind and welcoming. You raised two wonderful boys, and your legacy continues! You will be dearly missed by all, but what a joyful time you are having up there!
    Love to all,
    Karol with a “K,” as Doris would say!❤️

  18. Trinity and family we are so sorry for your loss. My mom Debbie Shelton said Doris always made jazzercise class so much fun, she always had them laughing. We wish we could be there to celebrate her life with you all. Love all your Shelton Family

  19. Doris left such a beautiful legacy of unconditional love and joy. Her smile will always fill my heart with happiness

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