Elbert Wren Smith, passed from this life to his heavenly life on Sunday, September 19, 2021 in the family home; he had just turned 78 years old.
Elbert was born on September 1, 1943 in Portales, New Mexico to Roy and Wanda Smith. He was reared on the farm where he worked in all aspects of farm life. He was known for his “Elbert jokes”, and you couldn’t be with him for any length of time without hearing at least one of his jokes. He enjoyed western music, and had a major collection of vintage records, and tapes to prove it. His interest in this music motivated him to learn to play the guitar. He also had a love of old cars, and could identify many as to make, model, and year.
Elbert graduated from Portales High School, where he was active in Future Farmers of America. He also graduated from Eastern New Mexico University, majoring in Marketing. Most of his career was spent working in management for equipment companies that support the oil rigs in the Texas, and Oklahoma oil fields. He was loved and respected by all of his colleagues because he treated them with that same love, and respect. Even though he was a manager in the office, if the guys in the yard needed help loading rods or other equipment, he was right there to help them.
At a fairly young age, Elbert married Shirley Roberts and they had two children, Susan of Edmond, OK and Craig of Dallas, TX. Shirley preceded him in death in 2009. He is also pre deceased by his parents and his brother, Glenn Smith.
Elbert, and Bonnie met at Central Church of Christ in Moore, and were married on March 26, 2011. They have enjoyed the past 10 years of senior life together, and have shared many happy times with both his, and her families. Elbert is survived by Bonnie, all of their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, his two sisters Phyllis, and Margaret of California, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Elbert was a Godly man, being active in their church where he served as a deacon for many years, and participated in numerous other church activities for the service of the Lord. He was loved by all because of his gentle nature, his honesty, his ability to listen and counsel, as well as his dedication as a servant for God. He left this earth with peace in his heart, knowing that Christ is King, and that he would be with Him.
Services will be held at Central Church of Christ, 800 East Main Street, Moore, OK 73160, Thursday, September 23rd at 10:00am. Contributions may be made to OK Kids Korral, Toby Keith Foundation, 818 NE 8th Street, Oklahoma City, OK, 73104 in lieu of flowers
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