Robert Lee Smith Obituary

Robert Lee Smith Obituary

RobertSmithRobert Lee Smith was born on April 17, 1946 in Wesson, Mississippi to Albert Curtis and Catherine Smith. He was the youngest of four children born to their union.

Robert attended Little Rock Elementary, Parish Jr. High School and Eva Harris High School.

At a young age he moved from Wesson to start a new life in Los Angeles, California. In California, he met and married Gracie and her two children Patrick and Terrace. In time, the couple welcomed their daughter, Antoinette Smith, into the family.

Robert enjoyed relaxing on his days off watching sports, reading books, listening to 70’s soul music, and catching up on much needed rest. Robert enjoyed his family, often taking them to amusement parks, beaches, and movies on the weekends.

Robert was called to rest on November 20, 2015. Preceding him in death was his wife, Gracie Ellen Smith, his father Albert Curtis Smith, his mother Catherine Smith, and his sister, Flora Mae Byas. He is survived by his daughter, Antoinette Smith; his grandson, Aaron Joyner; his sons Patrick and Terrace Menefield; his brothers Willie Smith and Albert Curtis Smith, Jr., his sisters-in-laws Florida and Gloria and his nieces, nephews and friends.


“I will miss your bright smile and talks when I came to visit. I love you, but God loved you more. RIH My sweetheart!”

Dana Byas

“Robert Lee was a quiet, kind and considerate person who usually kept to himself. He believed in working hard and providing for his family. He loved sports but would prefer to stay at home instead of visiting with friends to watch them. He was content with staying to himself in the privacy of his home. Robert Lee enjoyed his life and life style. It reminds me of the song: “I Did It My Way” because he lived it the way he wanted to live it. I always respected him for that. He was the last born child of our parents; the Baby Boy. Although we did not spend a lot of time together, we loved each other very much and I kept in touch with him as much as I could. I am truly going to miss him.”

“We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord” 2 Corinthians 5:8.

Willie Smith

“Robert I will miss you very, very much.”

Al Smith

“Momo, Paw Paw, Aunt Grace, TeeTee, and Mama will be waiting for him at the gates of heaven.”

Ree Ree

“You would light up a room with that smile. I’m going to miss our long talks. You and I will set them straight; The “Hit Man” did beat Sugar Ray…. Lol … I Love You Uncle Rob…”

Regina Pendleton

“Robert was always full of smiles and conversation. He was a very good person inside and out. He will be missed. Rest in peace, my brother in law.”

Your sister in law, Ada Jordan

“On behalf of all the Eva H Harris classmates of the class of 1964, let me pass our deepest condolences on the recent passing of your father, Robert Lee Smith. To say Robert Lee was a larger than life character would be an understatement. He will always be remembered as a great dancer, comic, and above all, a good friend to all. We have so many great memories of spending time growing up with Robert Lee at school, church and high school reunions. We know Robert Lee fought a brave battle and may God bless him and all of you at this time of sorrow. RIP Robert Lee.”

Class of 1964, Eva H Harris High School, Brookhaven, MS, Leon Whitfield Sr.


The family would like to extend the sincerest thanks to everyone who has provided love and support during our time of bereavement. Every prayer and expression of kindness has been greatly appreciated.


Rose Hills Memorial Park

3888 S. Workman Mill Road

Whittier, CA 90601

Repast (Starts at 1:00 AM)

Antoinette Smith

1309 w. 88th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90044

The Family

Special Thanks

Simpson Family Mortuary

Best Choice Hospice


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One Response to Robert Lee Smith Obituary

  1. pastorjew says:

    Class of “64”, very good

    Sent from my iPad Rev Jesse E Williams Sr.


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