Sidney Edward Smith

Sidney Edward Smith

August 15, 1925 — April 1, 2018

Sidney Edward Smith, 92 years old, from Marble Falls, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. He was born on Aug. 15, 1925, in Talpa, Texas, to Roy Edward Smith and Eron Elise Payne Smith. He had one brother and three sisters, Mary, Gayle, Terry and Glenda. After graduating from high school, he served in the Navy as an airplane mechanic on a naval ship off the San Diego coast. After serving in WWII, he entered college at Oklahoma Baptist University, where he met the love of his life, Leta Mae Allard. Then, they moved to Abilene, Texas, where Sidney finished his business degree from Hardin Simmons University. Sidney worked for oil companies that moved them to Big Spring, Kermit, and Abilene. When he began working for Tenneco Oil Company, the family lived in Hobbs, New Mexico; Midland; and Houston, Texas. During that time, they were proud to have four daughters, Rebecca, Martha, and twin daughters, Lisa and Linda. However, Linda died at two days old. As the years flew, they taught their daughters to camp, hike, water ski, and most importantly, to love the Lord. He and Leta Mae led each of their daughters to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and taught them by example. Sidney and Leta Mae taught Sunday school in their church in each town, served as a deacon and often on the finance committee.

Sidney retired from Tenneco in 1986. Soon they moved to Marble Falls, Texas, where they enjoyed traveling abroad and around the United States with their RV Club. In addition they were active in their church and helped start and build Fellowship Baptist Church. They were married 61 years until Leta Mae went to be with the Lord on Feb. 9, 2011.

Sidney is survived by his sisters, Gayle Sanders and husband Pat Sanders from Ft. Worth, and Glenda Colter and husband Jim Colter from Salem, Oregon; daughters Rebecca Smith King and husband David King; Martha Smith Singleton and husband Ches Singleton; Lisa Smith First and husband Todd First; grandchildren, Jonathan King and wife Laura, Jordan King and wife Joanna, Kara King, Matthew Kessner and wife Lindy, Collin Kessner and wife Amy, Taylor Kessner, Zachary First, Jeremy First and wife Meredith, and Lindsay First; great-grandchildren, Audrey King, Hattie King, Cade Kessner, Ella Kessner, Coralynn Kessner and Ruby Kessner.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Mary O’Rear, and his brother, Terry Smith.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church, Marble Falls, Texas.

Thank you to Poet’s Walk in Cedar Park for the wonderful care and love they showed our dad.

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Be still, and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10

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