"I drove up and down the road, probably 10 or 12 times," Smith told the television station. "We walked the whole area. We retraced our steps and couldn't find it at all.
"It's irreplaceable, so I was desperate to find it," Smith said. "I was really distraught when I couldn't find it, like feeling really low."
Smith's wife, Michelle, posted on the McKinney Cares Facebook page asking for help. The response was swift -- a woman responded with a post on the NextDoor site saying she had found a Bible and was looking for its owner.
"I was nervous the whole time because I was thinking maybe it got rained on and hopefully it's still intact," Smith told WFAA.
The Bible and patches were returned in perfect condition.
"There's good people out there who do good things,” Smith told the television station. “The world is not so horrible and scary like we hear about.”