ROBERT FINIS DONALD ST. JOHN, 79, of Guntersville, Alabama,
passed away November 5, 1993. Al though his health had been failing
during the last few years, his passing came from a massive heart
Finis was well known in the south eastern states for his
participation in antique engine shows, and especially for his
interest in steam engines and tractors. He was a member of several
engine and tractor clubs. He enjoyed going to engine shows,
visiting old friends, talking about his engines, helping anyone
having engine trouble, swapping jokes, and, of course, showing his
Finis had a huge collection of engines of many kinds and makes.
His knowledge of steam operation was unsur passed by anyone that I
have known. With his passing, a world of knowledge has now gone on.
No longer can we call on him for the help we sometimes need in this
hobby. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, fellow
collectors and all who knew him.
Finis is survived by his wife, Melba; daughters Katherine
Pettus, Jane Owens, and Robbie Champion; one stepson; six
grandchildren; and five sisters. Submitted by Burton Marsh, 2507
S.W. Rockhouse Road, Madison, Ala bama 35758
RICHARD LEE SMITH, 63, of Piedmont, Missouri, died October 1,
1993 at his residence. He had been in poor health the last 12
Mr. Smith was born on May 7, 1930, in Anderson, Indiana, and was
of the Lutheran faith. He was a retired mechanic, and was a veteran
of the Korean conflict. He was a member of the Antique Fly Wheelers
Clubs in Florida and Missouri. On September 3, 1955, he married
Surviving in addition to his wife is one son, Richard L. Smith,
Jr., of Chattanooga, Tennessee; three grandchildren; and one
brother, Donald Ray Smith.