Llano auction's Hatch Smith dies at 60
July 16, 2013, 6:30 pm by Lance Reaves
Hatch Cummings Smith, a former director of the Llano Chamber of Commerce and prominent member of the community, passed away Sunday at the age of 60.
Smith was perhaps best known as the owner of the Llano
Livestock Auction, a family business passed down to him from his father.
Dexter Sagebiel, Llano County Tax Assessor and Collector,
who worked for Smith at the auction, described him as a dedicated man with a
good reputation. He sold lots of cattle for local ranchers and employed
numerous people on a weekly basis, Sagebiel said.
"He was as honest as you make them,” Sagebiel said, "honest and hard working.”
Sylvia Osbourn worked as the Llano Livestock Auction’s secretary
for over 25 years, and said her former boss was both compassionate and
"I would describe him as a person with a
generous spirit who was fun to be around and enjoyed telling stories,” she
For the full story, see Wednesday's Llano County Journal.
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