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R. "Robert" E. Smithey
January 25, 1935 - July 21, 2007
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R. E. “Robert “ Smithey

 

Services for Mr. Robert Smithey, 72, of Kilgore will be at ten o’clock in the morning on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at the Chapel of Rader Funeral Home with the Reverend Harry LaGrone assisted by Reverend Jason Butte officiating.  Mr. Smithey passed away Saturday evening, July 21 in Longview, Texas.

 

Mr. Smithey was born in Valley View, Texas on January 25, 1935 to the late Willie Bob and T. Eddie Smithey.  Mr. Smithey was a graduate of Valley View High School.  After graduation from high school, Robert joined the United States Marine Corps.  On May 26, 1969, he married Nell Goss.  They reared five children. Robert was a devoted husband and father.  He did everything for and with his family, for they were his world and his life.  He spent the majority of his life working in transportation and road construction.  Aside from his family and God, he loved to fish and was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers.  Both he and his wife were charter members of the Victory Road Baptist Church

 

His wife, Nell; sons, Rodney Smithey and wife Lucy of Copper Canyon, Texas, Harvey Fountain, Arie Fountain both of Kilgore and James Fountain of Austin; a daughter, Linda Sipes and husband Jimmy of Longview; one brother, Richard Smithey of Kerrville; three sisters, Lois Estes of Gainesville, Emma Jean Hamilton of Winnsboro, and Ellen Ripple of Grand Bay Alabama; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins survive him.

 

His parents, and four brothers preceded Mr. Smithey in death.

 

The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home between six and eight p.m., Tuesday, July 24, 2007.

 

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R. "Robert" E. Smithey
January 25, 1935 - July 21, 2007

 

 

 

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