Robert L. Smith, age 88 of Midland and formerly of Bay City, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021 at his residence. The son of the late Elwood H. and Helen M. (Tardiff) Smith was born October 25, 1932 in Bay City. Robert served his country honorably during the Korean Conflict with the United States Marine Corps. On May 14, 1955, he married the former Shirley A. Maxson at the Broadway Baptist Church in Bay City. Together, he and Shirley owned and operated B &W Accounting. Robert enjoyed travelling to Florida for the past 26 years, along with hunting and fishing.
Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Shirley A. Smith of Midland; daughters, Jeanene (Larry) Jones of Beaverton, Sandra (Tim) Dorion of Hale, Patricia Bassett of Bay City, and Ann Marie (Mark) Thornton of Midland. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his brother, Gerald Smith and his sister, Shirley Grauf.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Floral Gardens Cemetery in Bay City. Social distancing precautions will be observed. Memorial contributions in Robert’s name may be offered to Samaritans Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607. Arrangements are under the care of the Wilson MILLER Funeral Home.
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