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“For as long as I can remember dr. Smith was my doctor he was the doctor who showed he really cared he was a good man and there will never be another...Read More »
1 of 37 | Posted by: antonio boston

“My children and myself just loved Dr. Smith. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Dr. Smith helped us very much throughout the...Read More »
2 of 37 | Posted by: Paula, Tiffany, and Eric Doege - TX

“My mother was visiting this week and told me of your recent loss. It has been more years than I care to think about since I had the opportunity to...Read More »
3 of 37 | Posted by: Bubba Schultz - El Dorado, AR

“I just saw Sunday's paper yesterday and read about Frosty's death and service last week...I am so sorry for your loss. Dr. Frosty was so kind to...Read More »
4 of 37 | Posted by: Ilene Arbetter - San Antonio, TX

“We have been out of town and were very sadden to learn that Frost passed away.He was such a positive person with a great sense of humor and with...Read More »
5 of 37 | Posted by: June and Howard Britton - TX

“Harriet and Mike, Last night in BSF I learned of Frosty's 'promotion to glory.' I specifically remember his smile when I told him what a wonderful...Read More »
6 of 37 | Posted by: Robert Fanning, M. D. - TX

“Dr. Smith was my doctor growing up. I'm 32 years old now, and only have vague memories of him, but he was always wonderful. I remember visiting him...Read More »
7 of 37 | Posted by: Michael Barger - College Station, TX

“Dr. smith was my son's doctor for too short a time before he retired, and in that short time we became very fond of him. He was the most generous and...Read More »
8 of 37 | Posted by: theresa gonzales - san antonio, TX

“Dear Betty, Forrest, Madison, Alexine, Harriet and each family member - Bob and I were saddened to hear of Frosty's passing. He was a wonderful man...Read More »
9 of 37 | Posted by: Paige Vanosky - Rancho Santa Fe, CA

“David - Nancy and I hold you in our prayers at this time of sorrow and celebration. Dave & Nancy ”
10 of 37 | Posted by: Dave & Nancy McNiel - Houston, TX

“Dear God, Thank you for sharing "Frosty" with me. He and Betty were my loving adoptive mom and dad while I was living in San Antonio. His family...Read More »
11 of 37 | Posted by: Perry Toles - Roswell, NM

“YOUR BALLOONS WILL ALWAYS BE A MEMORY TO US. WE THANK YOU FOR HELP AND UNDERSTANING. WELCOME TO YOUR NEW JOURNEY! ”
12 of 37 | Posted by: REY,LORY AND NAOMI - SAN ANTONIO, TX

“Frosty took care of all the Creamer Clan, the Mayo Clan, and the Bowen Creamer Clan, we owe you all a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid....Read More »
13 of 37 | Posted by: Carolyn Creamer Mayo - TX

“I remember the first time I met Uncle Frosty at Grandmama Gant's funeral. He saw our baby Anna and immediately said she was one of his "blue" babies....Read More »
14 of 37 | Posted by: Ed, Lori, Becky, Sarah and Anna Gant - VA

“I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. With deepest Sympathy, Cecily Callahn ”
15 of 37 | Posted by: Cecily Callahan - San Antonio, TX

“Dr. Frosty taught me a valuable lesson about being a doctor. More than 30 years ago, when I was first in practice, I took my two young daughters to...Read More »
16 of 37 | Posted by: DAVID P. GREEN - SAN ANTONIO, TX

“Dr. Frosty was my sons' first pediatrician. He taught me the boys' mother so much about parenting. He reminded me that teaching them with firm and...Read More »
17 of 37 | Posted by: Aida Terzich - San Antonio, TX

“My deepest sympathy to the entire family for your loss. And please know that my thoughts and prayers are with each of you. God Bless You, Diane...Read More »
18 of 37 | Posted by: Diane Dunn - San Antonio, TX

“Frosty will be missed by all of his patients and those physicians who knew him. Our condolences go out to his wife and family. Irving and Joan...Read More »
19 of 37 | Posted by: Dr. Irving Ratner - San Antonio, TX

“Dearest Smith Family, Please accept my condolences on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. I regret I will be unable to attend the...Read More »
20 of 37 | Posted by: Elizabeth Alvarado Dannemilller - TX

“Dear Betty: You and Frosty have been such a blessing to us and so many. We are grateful to the Lord for him and for you. ”
21 of 37 | Posted by: Mike & Phyllis McReynolds - TX

“our sincerest sympathy and condolence-from long time friends ”
22 of 37 | Posted by: Felice and Gerhard Meyer - TX

“Bless you! And thank you for sharing Frosty with those of us who....really needed his guidance, friendship...and yes...OPEN ARMS. I valued him as a...Read More »
23 of 37 | Posted by: Raymond Frausto - san Antonio, TX

“Dr. Frosty was a special friend, not only to my two boys, Jeff and Jon who were his patients, but also to my family, Duncan and Peggy Wimpress, who...Read More »
24 of 37 | Posted by: Wendy Wimpress Huston - Schertz, TX

“To Betty, Paul and all Frosty's family, We at J.B.'s Barber Shop express our heartfelt sympathy and want you to know we will miss Frosty. He was a...Read More »
25 of 37 | Posted by: Terry L. Sumerlin - San Antonio, TX

“My prayers are with your family at this time. Doc Frosty meant so much to my son and myself. My son Bradley made the blue cross that hung in Frosty...Read More »
26 of 37 | Posted by: Monica Wagoner - San Antonio, TX

“My friend, Velma Howell, told me this morning about your wonderful husband. She shared the many times he took care of her children, even made house...Read More »
27 of 37 | Posted by: Lauretta Manuppelli - San Antonio, TX

“Dr. Smith was one of our pediatricians when the Methodist Hospital first opened the Pedi unit in 1972. His calm manner, and definite views on...Read More »
28 of 37 | Posted by: Nancy L Lehde, RN - Cedar Park, TX

“Ah! Frosty. I remember him well. Some six years ago, I was the Bible Study Fellowship Discussion Leader for the group into which Frosty came that...Read More »
29 of 37 | Posted by: T. Harold Williams, M.D. - TX

“Dr. Smith was my 3 kids Pediatrician and I attribute their success to his style of instilling a strong self esteem. That was years ago they are now...Read More »
30 of 37 | Posted by: Cecilia Roegelein - Boerne, TX

“Dr. Frosty was a wonderful pediatrician and I was so glad I found him to take care of my children when they were young. I loved his 'preventative'...Read More »
31 of 37 | Posted by: Sherry Keller - Adkins, TX

“We had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Smith several years ago, but did not know him as well as we know his brother, David Smith, who is a longtime...Read More »
32 of 37 | Posted by: Dr. & Mrs. Daniel J. Rivera - TX

“Dr. Smith is our hero. He helped us to rear two wonderful children - I was the third child! Having been so young as a Mom, Dr. Smith was there for...Read More »
33 of 37 | Posted by: BARBARA AND RONNIE ARGO - TX

“Dr. Smith was a great role model who inspired me as a young man. His remarkable energy and caring example will always remain a part of me. ”
34 of 37 | Posted by: Colonel Sam Torrey, U.S. Army - NC

“We are friends of Paul and Anne's and really only knew Frosty by name. However, we want you to know that our Dr. Smith's Ointment is the "must-have"...Read More »
35 of 37 | Posted by: Amy Miller - San Antonio, TX

“I'm so sorry to learn of you loss. The Smith children were such a pleasure to know when you were fifth graders in my class at Cambridge. I have such...Read More »
36 of 37 | Posted by: LeAnne VanDyke Wilden - Yoakum, TX

“Dearest Betty, Just wanted you to know of my love and prayers for you and your family. How dear you have become to me through these years of working...Read More »
37 of 37 | Posted by: Wanda Stewart - Houston, TX


Dr. Forrest M. Smith, Jr., known to most as "Frosty", flew to heaven early Thursday morning after a full and fruitful life. Born in El Paso on May 14, 1927, Frosty was born to Forrest and Harriet Smith and was big brother, "Buddy" to Paul Bim and David Davo.

He attended the University of Texas where he began lifelong friendships as a Phi Gam. After a stint in the Navy during World War II, he attended Pennsylvania Medical School where he met and married Betty Gant. They enjoyed 52 wonderful years together and raised four children, Forrest III, Madison, Alexine and Harriet.

He gained four more children as each married; Cathy Ann, Cathy O., Peter and Mike. We are so grateful to have had Dad as our dad. To his 11 grandchildren, he was "Poppy". Whitney, Hallie, Drew, Forrest IV, Peter, Jr., Sydney, Sam, Julia, Claire, Emma and Michael; he filled them with kindness and encouragement.

Frosty practiced his own, very special brand of pediatrics for 48 years. Those of you who went to "Dr. Frosty" know what we mean. In a sense, his care will continue through Dr. Smith's Diaper Ointment, a venture he helped found with faithful, long time colleagues.

Above all, Frosty loved God. With each passing year, he seemed to grow younger in his spirit and closer to the Lord. He regarded each person with acceptance, warmth and encouragement. No one was a stranger to Frosty for long. His favorite greeting was an "abraso" otherwise know as a hug.

Frosty Smith was a lover in the best sense of the word. We will miss him but, will also celebrate a life fully lived. Well done, good and faithful servant.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Frosty Smith Memorial Fund, c/o First Presbyterian Church, 404 North Alamo, San Antonio, Texas, 78205 or the charity of your choice.