October 22, 1954 - December 19, 2016
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
or the Brain Injury Research Institute
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