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Robert L. Smith 1936 – 2020

Robert Smith of Anahuac, Texas

June 20, 1936 – October 6, 2020

Robert Lee Smith “Smitty” 84, of Anahuac, TX; passed Oct. 06, 2020.

A Memorial Services will be held 1PM Oct. 17, 2020 at Proctor’s Mortuary 518 Miller St. Anahuac, TX

Robert Lee Smith was born to the late Robert Smith and Rebecca Haskins in Anahuac, Texas.

Robert attended George Washington Carver. He graduated as valedictorian at the age of 16 and received an Academic Scholarship to Texas Collage in Tyler, Texas where he achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts. Robert also received a Texas Teaching Certificate to teach Elementary and High School.

Robert later enlisted in the United States Air Force where he was an engineer and, also attended Air University and achieved two Diplomas for INTR STAT ANALYST DP-PC FLD and Finance Specialist.

Robert came home to teach at Emmitt Scott High School in Tyler, Texas.

Robert then sold Insurance for Southern Life and Health Insurance Company for seven years. Robert then went to work for Hughes Tool Company for nineteen years until the company moved over seas.

So, Robert opened up a lounge called “Smitty’s Lounge” in 1981-1992 and he retired.

Robert was preceded in death by his Parents: Robert Smith and Rebecca Haskins-Smith; Brothers: Edward Brooks (Cap), Eli Brooks, Dorsey Smith, Lloyd Smith, and Joe Nathan Smith; Sisters: Louverda Hawkins, Doris Baldwin, and Verna Johnson and a very Special Friend: Jewel Humphrey.

Robert leaves to cherish his memories, Wife: Mary Jo Morris-Smith; Daughter: Tanya Smith (Rev. Shannon); Son: Kenneth Smith; Granddaughter’s: YaShika Williams, LaSheeba Raymond (Harry), Kendra Smith (Kostas), Jessica Smith; Grandson: Joseph Dodson; Great Grandson: Jalin Jackson; Great Granddaughter: Jayden Jackson; Step-Daughter: Charisse Varner and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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