Henry Wilson Smith, 72, of Midland, passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Full military honors burial will be held Friday, September 17, 2021 at 1pm at Fairview Cemetery.
Henry was born on January 9, 1949 to Harvey and Robert Smith in Grapeland, TX. He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Plainview, TX after which he joined the Navy and served in Vietnam. He received a Bachelors in Business from UTPB Odessa and a Master Certification in Welding Technology from Midland College. He married Jo Ellen (Lowe) in July 1971 and from that union had 3 children, Rosalyn, Andraé and Danielle. Henry worked for Chevron/Texaco for 25 years all while maintaining his own company, H.W. Smith Welding in operation for 38 years; he fully retired in 2015. Growing up he was an avid sports fan and excelled in football and boxing. Henry had several hobbies, including gardening, BBQing and spending time with his grandkids. He loved sharing his gardening bounty with the elderly in his neighborhood.
Henry is survived by his children; Roslyn Smith of Lakewood, WA, Andraé (Ashley) Smith of Midland, TX, and Danielle Smith of Lakewood, WA and 6 grandkids. Siblings; RH Smith (Peggy) of Albuquerque, NM, Otis Eddington Jr. (Paula) of Albuquerque, NM, Reta Gossett of Mesquite, TX, DeLois Moore of Lubbock, TX, Rita Adams (Victor) of Mexia, TX, Julien Eddington (Gloria) of Grand Prairie, TX and Yakena Bursey of Dallas, TX.
Henry is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Harvey Smith; siblings James O. Smith, Albert Smith, Tommy Smith, Margie Sims, Carl Ray Eddington, and Diana Reynolds.
Arrangements are under direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com