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Sterling Henry Smith, 101, passed away December 28, 2017 in Mineral Wells. He was born March 15, 1916 in Waco the son of James Henry and Henrietta Frances Ingram Smith. He married Margaret Louise Berry in October of 1941 at Memorial Baptist Church in Temple and she preceded him in death on August 22, 2005. He was the purchasing agent at Randolph Air Force Base during the WWII years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Mineral Wells. He repaired and sold Singer sewing machines in Mineral Wells for many years, working for the Singer Company until retiring in 1974. He was very active in the Mineral Wells Senior Center and Mineral Wells Masonic Lodge #611. He was a member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas and the Mineral Wells Historical Society. He was also a member of the "Descendants of Austin's Old Three Hundred." Services will be 11 AM Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Waco at 4 PM Tuesday. Members of Mineral Wells Masonic Lodge #611 will serve al pallbearers. Visitation is Monday from 6-8 PM at the funeral home. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Michael Berry and Cathy Smith of Tulsa, Oklahoma, daughter and son-in-law: Martha and Max Zimmerman of Houston, grandchildren: Stacey Lee Smith of Franklin, Tennessee, Prue Viscomi of Houston, Margaret Emma Zimmerman of Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom, Michael Elizabeth Zimmerman of Austin, great-grandchildren: Elizabeth, Geoffrey, and Prue Noel Smith of Franklin, Tennessee, sister-in-law: Nell Berry of Universal City, Texas, 3 nieces, 4 nephews and numerous grand nieces and nephews and great-grand nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Mineral Wells Senior Center, Mineral Wells Center of Life, or the charity of your choice in his memory.
Condolences may be left at www.bcbfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 2, 2018
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