Most Excellent Grand High Priest

A tremendous loss for our masonry occurs when an companion releases his mortal coil and enters that house not made with hands. It is with great sadness that we issue the following report.

G.H.P. Earl Frank Smith
Most Excellent Grand High Priest

GHP Year: 1979 - 1980
Home Chapter: Fort Worth No. 58
Birth Date: October 27, 1910
Death Date: January 29, 2011


E. Frank Smith, an Arlington resident, passed away at the age of 100 January 29, 2011 at the Texas Masonic Retirement Center in Arlington, Texas.

Services will be held on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of the Texas Masonic Retirement Center in Arlington. Burial will be in Ferris Cemetery, Ferris, Texas. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 from 6:00 8:00 p.m. at Texas Masonic Retirement Center Chapel.

Mr. Smith was a member of Ferris Methodist Church. He was a High School graduate and also graduated from Texas A&M. He was a Past Master of C. A. Fortner Masonic Lodge No. 1304 in Channelview, Texas, a 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, Past Presiding Officer of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas and Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Texas, and a Past Patron of Channelview Chapter No. 954, Order of the Eastern Star.

Mr. Smith is preceded in death by his first wife, Catherine, and a son, Donald Smith. He is survived by his wife, Mary Smith, one son, two daughters-in-law, nine grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. Six of his grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Texas Masonic Retirement Center, 1501 W. Division, Arlington, Texas 76012.

A Masonic service will be conducted in the Chapel of the Texas Masonic Retirement Center.