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Posted: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 11:45 pm

Stephen Lee Smith passed from this life due to a previously undiagnosed heart condition known as cardiomyopathy, at home on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the age of 43.  

The beloved son of Jay and Barbara (Berryhill) Smith of Canyon Lake, TX, Stephen was born in Houston, TX on March 10, 1970, and had been a resident of Canyon Lake since 1983.

He was a 1988 graduate of Smithson Valley High School where he played football and baseball, and where he first started studying video production.  

Stephen attended Texas State University, and then made a career as a videographer.

Stephen was a devoted father, son, and brother.  He lived for his children.

Stephen is survived by his daughter, Ashtyn Smith of New Braunfels; sons Luke and Nathan of San Antonio;  parents Jay and Barbara Smith of Canyon Lake; sister Tara Seymour and husband Robert of Blanco; brothers Lt. Col. Aaron J. Smith USMC and wife Dr. Shalynn Smith of Dripping Springs, and Nick Smith and wife Andrea of New Braunfels; sister-in-law Angel Smith of New Braunfels; nieces Adelyn, Catherine, and Caroline Seymour; and Gracyn and Ellyson Smith;  and nephews Josh, Jared, and Jake Smith.

Visitation will be held on Thursday October 3rd at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels, TX from 5pm until 9pm, with the Rosary starting at 7pm the same evening.  

Funeral Mass will be held on Friday October 4th at 10am at Holy Family Catholic Church in New Braunfels with Rev. Ignatius F. Himawan, M.S.F., officiating.  

Burial will be held later the same day at 3pm at Taylor City Cemetery in Taylor, TX, with Msgr. Lonnie Urban.  

Nick Smith, Aaron Smith, Robert Seymour, Dale Stigall, Brian Stigall, and Kurt Reese will be pallbearers; Josh Smith, Jared Smith, Jake Smith, and Joe Carter will be honorary pallbearers.

Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association (

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