Jack Harry Smith


Age: 78

condemned murderer who had been on death row for more than 30 years after he was convicted in 1978 for the fatal shooting of bookkeeper Roy A. Deputter while attempting to stop a holdup of $90 during an armed robbery at a Houston convenience store, who also was the oldest person on death row in Texas and one of the nation's longest-serving condemned inmates, ranking seventh in seniority among the state's 374 convicted killers awaiting execution.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: December 23, 1937

Died: April 8, 2016

Huntsville, Texas