Robert Smith, 73
The family of Reverend Robert M. Smith has entrusted the Swick-Bussa-Chamberlin Funeral Home, Wheelersburg, with his funeral arrangements. A funeral service, celebrating the life of Robert M. Smith, will be held 1 p.m.Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at the Lucasville Church of God, with Pastor Rick Ratliff officiating, with burial at Scioto Burial Park, with military graveside rites by the James Irwin and Lucasville Post American Legion.
Mr. Smith, 73, of Wheelersburg, went to be with the Lord with his family by his side, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at home. Mr. Smith was born March 30, 1939, in Freeburn, Ky., a son of the late Walter Smith and Opal Stacey Smith. He was a Vietnam Veteran, retired from Gallipolis City Schools, a former Pastor at Lucasville Church of God, and former pastor at Eureka Church of God in Gallipolis. He was a former Corrections Officer at Southern Ohio Correctional Facility and a Pastor for over 30 years. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Marie Gail Smith; two sons, Brian Smith and wife Christal, of Dayton; Michael Smith, of Gallipolis; one daughter, Faith Johnson, of Portsmouth; three brothers, Herman and Danny Smith, both of Fairborn, Ohio; Donald Smith, of Frenchburg, Ky; three sisters, Janet Caudill, of Mt. Sterling, Ky.; Gloria Annetta Spears, of Jackson; Opal Smith, of Lexington; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. Visitation will be held Monday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.at the Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Special thanks to SOMC Hospice. Online condolences may be made to www.swickbussachamberlin.com.