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Ben W. Smith

July 18, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Saturday, September 18, 1920
Died: 
Monday, July 1, 2013
Services: 
Saturday, July 6, 2013 - 10:30am
Location: 
All Saints' Episcopal Church
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at White's Funeral Home
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of usual remembrances, the Smith family suggests contributions in Ben's memory to the All Saints' Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 123 S. Waco St., Weatherford, TX 76086
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Ben W. Smith
Born Sept. 18, 1920, in Carroll County, Miss., to W.W. and Mattie Elizabeth Smith, Ben was the youngest son in a close knit family of 13 children. Ben earned a civil engineering degree from the University of Mississippi in 1944 before joining the Navy, where he served in the Pacific during World War II. After the war, Ben took a job with Conoco Oil Company as a geophysicist.
On July 11, 1950, Ben married Carolyn Jean Nunnally, of Weatherford, with whom he enjoyed 51 years of marriage. During his lengthy career with Conoco, Ben, Carolyn and their two daughters made their home in numerous cities before his retirement in 1983, and their return to Weatherford in 1987.
Ben was a member of All Saints' Episcopal Church, an avid gardener and golfer. A quiet man, Ben never complained (other than about the occasional golf score) and lived the motto, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all."
Ben was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Smith, on Aug. 11, 2001; and his parents.
The family would like to thank Dr. David Reeve and office and all the staff of Autumn Hill Manor for their compassion, love, and excellent care.
Survivors include his daughters, Susan Rowan and husband, John, of McDonough, Ga., and Carol Rudiger and husband, Leland, of Weatherford; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Maureen Blake, of Jackson, Miss.

Sports Calendar

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 7

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Middle School at District, Hall

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Burleson Centennial at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Cleburne, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, April 9

  • Aledo Varsity at District Tournament at TCU, all day

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