Published 2:13 pm Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Brother Robert Smith was born in Varnado on Jan. 26, 1935, to the late Charles Smith and Trina Foster Smith. He transitioned to his Heavenly home on Jan. 26, 2022, at St. Tammany Hospital in Covington.
He united in Holy Matrimony to Mary Louise Dunn Smith on Dec. 1, 1956. To this union, four children were born. He was an amazing provider for his family. Rob was a farmer, which included log farming, cotton and gardening.
Later in life, he became an entrepreneur of two businesses — Smith Roofing and Smith and Son Trucking. He enjoyed taking family and friends on Friday night to the Fish House in Sheridan.
Bro. Smith’s nickname was “Lil Son,” which he was affectionately called by many who new him. He enjoyed feeding his many cats and they always had the best of food.
Bro. Smith was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Smith and Tina Foster Smith; his sons, Robert Gustavus Smith and Louis Patrick Smith; one son-in-law, James “Bo” Weary; five sisters, Mildred Smith, Ovedia Holmes, Ester L. Martin, Louviena Young and Laura Smith; and three brothers, Perry Smith, J.C. Smith and Thoren Smith.
Bro. Robert Smith leaves to mourn: his loving and devoted wife of 65 years, Mary Louise Dunn Smith; two daughters, Evelyn L. Weary and Brenda (Stanley) Smith, both of Varnado; and two grandchildren he helped reared, Trevon (Kenyatta) and Aungelle (Milton) Williams.
A drive-through viewing was held on Friday, Feb. 4, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home.
A funeral service was held Saturday, Feb. 5, at 1 p.m. at Mary’s Chapel United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Terrence August, pastor, officiating.
Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook online at www.crainandsons.com.