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Benjamin Harrison Smith

May 17, 1931 - June 21, 2022

Benjamin Harrison Smith, 91, passed away at home on June 21, 2022, in Merit, Texas. He was born in Celeste, Texas, to Curtis Lawton Smith, Sr. and Comora Sims Smith on May 17, 1931. Benjamin married Carrie Nell Rayburn on September 10, 1959, in Celeste, Texas. Together, they shared 62 years of marriage.

Benjamin is survived by his wife, Carrie Smith of Merit, Texas; daughter Romona Steenborg and husband, Gus, of Merit, Texas; son, Tim Smith and wife, Lisa Steelsmith, of Louisville, Kentucky; son, Chris Smith, of Cox’s Creek, Kentucky; grandchildren, Jacob Steenborg and wife, Kathryn of Cataula, GA and Jonathan Steenborg of Columbus, GA; sister, Claudine Anderson; brothers, Curtis Lawton Smith, and David Smith; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded by his parents, Curtis and Comora Smith, sister Clara Jean and brother Thomas Smith.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 10 A.M. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 701 North Cedar Street, Leonard, Texas 75452. Family would like to welcome visitors at the visitation on Friday, June 24, 2022, from 6-8 P.M., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. After the services, there will be a procession to Dulaney Cemetery, 5221 County Road 1096, Celeste, TX 75423.

Pallbearers for Benjamin's service are Gus Steenborg, Jacob Steenborg, Jonathan Steenborg, Matt Smith, David Blackwell, and Brian Rayburn.

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I am sending all my love for this family during this difficult time. Orene “Smith” Pittman, June 24, 2022 Ben, Love you so much. You were such a part of my youth, and I remember how I always looked up to you. Well, you got me to Dulaney, didn't you? Leta Baby & Ron, June 23, 2022 RIP Cousin Benjamin 
Asa and Priscilla Hughes , June 23, 2022 Carrie, Chris, Tim & Mona: My Mom used to say that God gave us memory, so we could have roses in the winter. You get to keep all the memories. Vaya con Dios to Uncle Ben. Thinking of you all with love. Mary Mary Blackwell, June 23, 2022 So sorry to hear this . Heaven has another angel and he is with all the other family members waiting on us to arrive. Diane Thorp Craig, June 23, 2022