Steven William Smith

September 23, 1949April 2, 2021

Steven William Smith, age 71, passed away April 2, 2021. He was born on September 23, 1949 to August William Smith, Jr. and Patsy May Smith in Quincy, Illinois. He was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas.

He graduated from Flour Bluff High School in 1969. Steven married to the love of his life, Deborah Lynn Smith of 41 years on December 22, 1976. He was employed by Berry Crane and Rigging. Steven was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and grandfather. He enjoyed having his “all the time,” coffee meet ups with his childhood friend, Mike Robinson. Steven will always be remembered for his love of laughter and devotion to family. He had such a vast knowledge of anything and everything. Steven loved to read, especially poetry. He was always a giver, not a taker, always hard-working, a strong believer in doing what was right and loved to make people laugh. Steven was always willing to help others, always had a passion for photography, muscle cars, hot rods and motorcycles. He also had a great passion for music – played the guitar, piano and harmonica. Most importantly, he was a man of strong faith – loved God and knew God’s word inside and out.

Steven is preceded in death by his Wife: Deborah Lynn Smith (Corpus Christi, Texas); Grandparents: Walter Roberts, Jr., and Eva Wardell (Quincy, Illinois); Grandparents: August William Smith, Sr. and Mary Smith (Quincy, Illinois); Parents: August William Smith, Jr., and Patsy May Smith (Sandia, Texas) and, Brother: David Lynn Smith (Deer Park, Texas).

He is survived by his Son: Alfred Smith (Cynthia Smith), Portland, Texas; Grandsons: Brandon Jerry Wheeler (Kerrville, Texas); Steven Michael Smith and Jonathan William Smith (Portland, Texas); Brother: Randell Smith (Vicki Smith) (Jefferson County, Tennessee); Nephews: Randell Smith, Jr. (Jefferson County, Tennessee) and Clint Smith (Seabrook, Texas); Nieces: Aimee Upchurch (Jefferson County, Tennessee), Ryan Smith (Grainer County, Tennessee) and Misty Smith (Fort Myers, Florida); Aunts: Inez Bailey (Quincy, Illinois) and Shirley Smith (Missouri)

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at GracePoint Church located at 4755 Wildcat Dr., Portland, Texas 78374 at 10:00 a.m. Come as you are- Casual Attire.


  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, April 17, 2021


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Abel Zùñiga

April 10, 2021

Well that's been a long time I was looking for you in the newspaper on April 2nd just out of the blue also looking for you five years ago when I was down there in Corpus Christi Texas I went by that place you had over there off of Flour Bluff Drive and SPID
I was thinking on that old baby blue and white Corvair you had when we were all teenagers spinning around the middle of Gulfway Shopping Center parking lot, laughing it up going around in circles luckily for us we didn't get in any trouble or hid anything I also remember we worked together construction sites for Barry even though we work hard we had a good time.
I haven't seen your brother since we were teens maybe at your Memorial God bless you you were always a good dude man.

Misty Smith

April 9, 2021

So sad to hear of you passing I have missed your laugh and countless stories. I’ll always remember your smile and little nuggets of wisdom. Some of my most cherished childhood memories of summers at grandmas he was there with us skipping stone or taking us on adventures and ice cream and showing me where Grandma hid the sweets. He was always sweet to me and I will miss you I love you