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Major Houston philanthropist and oilman Lester Smith dies at 76

bizjournals Thursday, 14 March 2019 ()
Major Houston philanthropist and oilman Lester Smith dies at 76Lester Smith, a well-known Houston philanthropist and second-generation oilman, died March 13 at 76 years old, according to reports.  He died peacefully in his sleep at home, according to the Houston Chronicle, Click2Houston.com, and KHOU 11.  A native of Wharton, about 60 miles southwest of Houston, Smith was the founder of Houston-based Smith Energy Co. He was an independent oilman; a competitive ballroom dancer, along with wife Sue; and a two-time cancer survivor. Click here to read a 2011…
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