Monday, September 25th, 2017

Benjamin Franklin Smith

Benjamin Franklin Smith, 60, died Friday, June 23, 2017, in Oklahoma City.

Services will be held on Friday, June 30, 2017, 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Memphis with Rev. Judge Smith Jr. officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors of Memphis.

Benjamin Franklin Smith was born on July 7, 1956, in Memphis to Rev. Judge Elliott Smith and Rosie Minter Smith.

He married Gloria Calloway on August 24, 1974, in Clarendon. He was resident for most of his life where he was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He loved singing, reading, fishing, playing music, and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers Alonzo Smith and Charles Smith; 4 sisters Helen Knox, Verdia Steptoe, Mannie Smith, and Anna Smith.

He is survived by his wife Gloria Smith of Amarillo; 9 children Judge Smith III of Amarillo, Rodney Smith and wife Alverta of Amarillo, Clemmie Smith and wife Amanda of Amarillo, Eric Smith and wife Christa of Amarillo, Erica Smith of Amarillo, Christopher Smith and wife Casey of Amarillo, Chrystal Smith of Amarillo, Benjamin Smith IV of Amarillo, and Jordan Herndon of Clarendon; 3 brothers Rev. Judge Smith Jr. of Wichita Falls, Rev. Clemmie Smith of Wichita Falls, and Daniel Smith of Memphis; 2 sisters Mae Smith Newsome of Wichita Falls and Elizabeth Walker of Wichita Falls; 35 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends

The family suggests that memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society.

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