Harrison Stokes Smith, 22, of Signal Mountain, Tennessee, passed away on July 15, 2017. He was born in Dallas on February 23, 1995, and moved to Signal Mountain at the age of eleven. While in Dallas, Harrison was a member of Boy Scout Troop 82, Highland Park United Methodist Church and a member of the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas.
He graduated from Signal Mountain High School in 2013 where he was awarded the IB Learner Award, was a talented percussion drummer in the Signal Mountain Marching Band, varsity tennis team member, and member of Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church.
Harrison’s Texas roots lured him to Texas Christian University in the fall of 2013 where he was honored to be chosen as an Assistant to the Chancellor and also loved giving tours of the TCU campus as a member of the TCU Student Foundation. He was elected to the Standard’s Board of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, was a TCU club tennis team member, and a staunch Horned Frog sports fan.
He spent many beloved summers at Camp Rockmont for Boys in Black Mountain, North Carolina. There he was recognized for his leadership, service, and fortitude with the highest ranking given to campers and returned there to work as a counselor and instructor of many skills, including paddle boarding, becoming well known for his perfect headstand on the board.
Harrison was an intern working as a data analyst with the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce in membership services. He was passionate about TCU and Fort Worth, and he planned to graduate in December with a degree in Economics.
Harrison had a gentle spirit and was kind and generous to all. He was an instant source of joy when he entered a room and had a genuine interest in everyone. He was a doting, protective, and devoted big brother and faithful friend.
He is survived by his parents, Harry Stokes Smith, Jr. and Kimberly Phillips Smith, his sister and biggest fan, Frances Ann Smith, of Signal Mountain; his grandparents, Stokes and Jane Smith of West Point, MS, Harvey and Christy Phillips of Dallas, aunt and uncle, Mike and Beth Mikeska, cousins Jack and Anna Mikeska of Dallas, uncles, Dan Phillips of Dallas, and Kurt Phillips of Van Nuys, CA.
A celebration of Harrison’s life was held at TCU on Tuesday, July 18. A memorial service will be held on July 22 at 10:00 am at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, 612 James Blvd, Signal Mtn, TN.
Memorial donations may be made to:
Harrison Smith Scholarship Fund
Camp Rockmont for Boys
Camp Diversity Foundation
8 White Palmer Court
Biltmore Lake, NC 28715
Online giving options for this scholarship will be available soon: campdiversityfoundation.org