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Smith, Steven A.

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October 22, 1954 - December 19, 2016

Smith, Steven A.

Steven Arnold Smith, age 62, passed from this life into the next on Monday afternoon in Arlington, Texas from Alzheimer’s.

Steven was born October 22, 1954 in Bridgeport, Texas to Wayne and Myrle Smith.

He was the youngest of three children, Caroline who passed shortly after birth, and brother Michael Smith. The family lived in Lyndale and Rhome, Texas where they helped to grow the churches there by teaching and playing music. He would often share fun memories of growing up in Boyd and starting work at a young age after the early passing of his father.

Steven played football at Cisco Junior College and East Texas State University where he helped to win a National Championship Title in 1972.

In July of 1977, Steven married Sherri Kay Hock in Clyde, Texas. They moved to Fort Worth and had three children.

Steven resided in North Richland Hills in the home he built his family. He was a sports enthusiast playing basketball, football, and golf. He was a skilled musician playing guitar, mandolin, piano, organ, and vocalist. He performed songs from memory into his late days reciting hymns long after other parts of his memory were gone.

He was a very successful business owner, designing and building commercial buildings all over DFW. He was a philanthropist, donating and volunteering endlessly at the schools and activities of his children. Most importantly of all, he was a steadfast warrior, unshaken in his faith. He helped to lead all three of his children to know the Lord. He was a member at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas.

Steven is survived by his oldest daughter Stephanie and her husband Paul Cook of Grapevine and their children Seth and Carise; son Stetson Smith and his wife Jeehye of Seoul, South Korea, and his baby girl Seleste Smith of Richardson, Texas; and his niece Amy Schneider of Fort Worth, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Wayne and Myrle, sister Caroline, and brother Michael.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association

http://www.alz.org/nca/in_my_community_58187.asp

or the Brain Injury Research Institute

http://www.protectthebrain.org/Donations.aspx

 

 

The memorial service will be held at

Aurora Baptist Church
Friday, December 23rd, 2016 at 11 a.m.
201 Derting Rd.
Aurora, TX 76078

 

 

Please send the family condolences and sign the guest book on this site.

Arrangements are under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
1820 N. Belt Line Road
Irving, Texas 75061
972-607-4400

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Mike Prachyl

February 07, 2017 12:37PM

I just learned today of Steve's passing and wanted you to know how fondly my memories of him are. I first met Steve when he was married to Gwen as each year at Christmas we would all meet at a friend's house for Christmas parties. Year's later Steve walked into my lumber yard to purchase building materials for one of his construction jobs. It took us a little time to realize where we knew each other from, but since that time Steve purchased many of his lumber packages through me and Sweeney Lumber Company. I will always remember Steve as one of the happiest people always with a smile on his face! His stories of his golf was always something I looked forward to when he would visit me for another lumber package. I am sorry for your loss and my loss of a good friend!


Gary and Patti Stevens

December 22, 2016 1:56PM

Stephanie and family , we are so sorry for your loss. Steve was a great man. Gary has talked numerous times of how much he enjoyed singing with your dad.. They shared good times while praising the Lord.
I'm sorry we won't make service. Gary is in hospital now but we are praying for you and rest of family.
PattiFARR