COMMERCE – Robert J. Smith, 90, died Wednesday morning, June 9, 2010, at the BJC Nursing Home in Commerce.
Born in Madison County, he was the son of the late Ell and Allie Lee Saxton Smith. He was a retired textile worker and a member of the Madison Street Baptist Church. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by daughters, Eula Mae Smith and Linda Smith Miller; a brother, Stoy Smith; and a sister, Mary Edna Smallwood.
Survivors include his wife, Eula Rea Duffel Smith, Commerce; children, Runt and Jerri Smith, Ruth and John Dills, Peggy and Leon Minish, all of Commerce, and Jo and Stanley Brown, Homer; son-in-law, Michael Miller; sister, Lena Mae Dixon, Jefferson; 11 grandchildren and spouses; 30 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 11, at 2 p.m., from the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with the Rev. David Harbin and James Waller officiating. Burial will be in the Grey Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, June 10, from 6 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Madison Street Baptist Church Renovation Fund.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.