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Robert Edward Smith

October 13, 1939 — October 1, 2023

Robert Edward Smith, 83, of Atlanta GA, passed away on October 1, 2023. He was born October 13, 1939, in Elberton, GA to Elizabeth and Robert William Smith. He was a 1961 graduate of North Georgia College where he lettered in baseball for three years. After serving two years in the U.S. Army, Robert began his career at DeKalb Technical School in 1965, and he worked there until his retirement in 1996. Robert served on the Board of Directors of Georgia United Credit Union as treasurer for 30 years. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Avondale Estates for 50 years, where he served as a deacon.

Robert was preceded in death by his mother and father, Elizabeth and Robert William Smith, his wife Winifred Smith, his son Kenneth Smith, and his great grandson Cory Thompson. He is survived by his wife Janice Smith; brother Ronald Smith (Elaine); sister-in-law Ida Thompson; children Mary Parris, Robert W. Smith and Suzanne Smith; stepchildren Carla Daniels (Brett) and Neil Smallwood (Monica); grandchildren Gregory Waters, Kenneth Waters, Alicia Hunsberger (Jason), Jeff Thompson, Mason Daniels and Alden Daniels; great-grandchildren Mikaela Waters, Penelope Hunsberger and Lillian Thompson and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be at A.S. Turner & Sons on Saturday, October 7 at 2 pm, with visitation at 1 pm. Burial will be at Floral Hills Cemetery immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at 1575 NE Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 or

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