Trae Smith Obituary, Death – Trae Smith died on December 1, 2022. Trae Smith was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on July 1, 1963. He spent summers in Mississippi with his grandparents, eating homemade southern food. His grandma saw him selling grain as a child.
Trae met his future wife in Arlington, Texas. He knew she was the one instantly. Married in 1984, they moved to Houston. Britany, Brooke, and Dylan followed. Trae loved shoes. In Houston’s Sharpstown Mall, he opened Shoe Express at 22.

Stride Rite’s youngest top-selling Keds salesperson. He won awards and influenced fashion. In 1998, he made Brighton and Bernardo shoe companies well-known. He founded the Firebug shoe firm, which uses his proprietary internal illumination technology. Trae managed two Fort Bend County storage facilities for 30 years. Fort Bend GOP mourns Trae Smith’s death. Trae was conservative, nationalist, and family-oriented. Trae told me people are still working to improve America. Trae’s involvement with the Fort Bend County GOP and conservative lobbying grew. We’ll miss Trae. Wealthy Trae.

Trae was routine-oriented. He’d eat breakfast at Cinnamon’s Bakery or Pacific Coast Taco. He’d then work on his enterprises. Health has being emphasized recently. He exercised often and told his wife he looked good. He also served the public. Fort Bend Cares, Pilots n’ Paws, Restorative Justice He served on Christ UMC and Fort Bend Cares’ boards. Inventors and Sugar Creek Conservatives. Trae’s interests helped him find balance. He’s a pilot since 2005. He spent all his time flying or at the hangar. He fished fly and bass. He loved his family and pets equally. Evenings, he brought them on the golf cart to run, play, and visit neighbors.

He encountered Sadie girl at the gates of paradise with Cooper and Poppy. Trae loved his three kids and two grandkids. He loved Jill.
Trae is survived by his wife, Jill Smith, three kids, Britany Keller (TJ), Brooke Smith, and Dylan Smith, and two grandchildren, Cohen and Luke Keller. He died before Roy Smith Jr.