The Herald Bulletin

May 3, 2013

Robert Ray Smith Jr.

Aug. 17, 1971 - April 29, 2013


ANDERSON, Ind. — Robert Ray Smith Jr., 41, of Anderson, passed away on April 29, 2013, at his residence.

He was born on Aug. 17, 1971, in Fort Thomas, Ky., and resided most of his life in Anderson.

He was self-employed, scrapping salvage.

He loved football, baseball, basketball, working on cars, scrapping, and his family.

Robert is survived by his mother, Margo A. Hudson of Anderson; siblings, Jody Baston of Newport, Ky., Tammy Avery of Anderson, Angela (Chuck) Gearhart of Anderson, Jason (Megan) Smith of Anderson, Nicole Smith of Anderson, Cheryl (Justin) Staples of Anderson, Billy Joe (Brittany) Smith of Anderson; uncles, Scott Allen Baston and Randy Baston; grandmother, Jeanne Baston; special aunt, Donna Smith; aunt, Colleen Dean; nephews, Christopher Simpson, Donald Simpson and Darryl Simpson; and several other nieces, nephews, and cousins; special four-legged friend, Reese; and special friends, Harold and Linda Burgess, and Donnie Ellis.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Ray Smith Sr.; stepfather, Bill Joe Hudson; sister, Theresa Ann Simpson; grandfather, Albert Baston; uncles, Jeff Baston and John Dean; niece, Christy Robinson; cousins, Randy Baston Jr. and Darren Smith; and several aunts and uncles.

The family wishes to thank Community Hospice nurses, especially Pam and Chaplain Rob Mifflin.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Robert D. Loose Funeral Home, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson.

Cremation will take place.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family of Robert R. Smith Jr.

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