Ben Troy Smith
Published January 05, 2013 12:45am by
Mr. Ben Troy Smith, 81 years old of Coleman passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene. Mr. Smith was born June 20, 1931 in Goudbusk to Richard Ezra Smith and Mary Irene Bowen.
Being one of 13 children with two sets of twins, Ben enjoyed a big family. Ben married Jenniev Wood on April 15, 1950 in Meadow. They have shared 62 years together. He was an Air Conditioner Specialist with Carrier for years, and a farmer and rancher.
Ben is survived by his loving wife, Jen; two sons and daughter-in-law, Troy Lynn Smith of Carlsbad, N.M., Tracy Wayne and Julieanna Smith of Hewitt; three sisters, Inez, Carolyn and Jossie; two brothers, Gene and Sam Smith; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and numerous friends.
The family received friends for viewing on Saturday, December 29, 2012 from 10 until 11 a.m. at Walker Funeral Home. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. in the Walker Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Bob Martin of Elm Street Church of Christ officiating and interment followed in the Coleman City Cemetery under the direction of Walker Funeral Home.