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YOUNGSTOWN Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013, at the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home for Mr. Robert Edward Smith, 72, who departed this life Sunday, March 24, 2013.
Mr. Smith was born Aug. 18, 1940, in Sylacauga, Ala., a son of Rube Chatman and Carrie Smith.
He was a 1958 graduate of East Highland High School. Robert had been employed as an assistant roller with McDonald Steel for 38 years, retiring in 2004. He enjoyed traveling, and conversation with friends at McDonalds. He was of the Methodist faith.
Robert leaves to cherish his beloved memory, his wife, the former Rebecca Samuels, whom he married May 9, 1959; three children, Larry (Candie) Samuels and Anthony Smith, both of Youngstown and Robinette Smith of Columbus; a sister, Jessie M. Smith Riggins of Los Angeles; eight grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; an aunt, Doris Smith of Long Beach, Calif.; and a host of family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.