Robert “Bobby” Lee Smith Jr., 48, of Kenedy, died Saturday, March 8, 2017, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Mr. Smith was born Nov. 12, 1968, in Corpus Christi to Joyce Eugene and Robert Lee Smith Sr. He graduated from Pine Forest High School in Pensacola, Florida, and attended college at Alabama State University. He served in the United States Army during Desert Storm. He worked in refineries all over the world as a pipe fitter and boiler maker. He most recently worked for Stronghold/Cat Spec. He was a member of Prospect Missionary Baptist Church in Karnes City.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Lee Smith Sr.; sister, Debbie Gilmore; step-sister, Kathy Warren; brother-in-law, Richard Foley; along with his grandparents, uncles, and aunts.
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte L. Foley-Smith; two sons, Devon (Candace) Smith of Pensacola, Florida, and Gabriale (Gabe) Smith of Kenedy; a daughter, Christen A. Williams of Kenedy; mother, Joyce Eugene (Roberto) Richardson of Corpus Christi; step-mother, Floreen Smith of Pensacola, Florida; a brother, Eric Gilmore of Houston; two sisters, Pamela Gilmore (Carl) Tate of San Antonio and Sonya Gilmore of Houston; step-sister, Sandra Johnson; two step-brothers, Timmy Johnson and Steven Johnson; grandchildren, Cameron Smith and Devoshon Smith; two sisters-in-law, Michele Foley and Julie Foley; two brothers-in-law, Anthony Foley Sr. and Elmorris Foley Jr.; mother- and father-in-law, Elmorris and Carlette Foley Sr.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, great-nieces and nephews, and many friends.
A service was conducted Saturday, March 18, at 1 p.m. at Prospect Missionary Baptist Church in Karnes City with Pastor Reverend Bobby W. Black officiating. Interment was held at Karnes City Memory Garden.
Pallbearers were Devon Smith, Darrell Parker, James Byrd, Daron Horne, Karl Palmer, Eric Gilmore, Wendell St. Cyr and Jesse Hernandez.
Honorary pallbearers were Gabriale Smith, Brandon Alexander, Elmorris Foley Jr., Christen Williams, Timmy Johnson, Elmorris Foley Sr., Joyce Richardson, Steven Johnson, Carlette Foley, Robert Richardson, Sandra Johnson, Floreen Smith, Sonya Gilmore, Charolette Floey-Smith, Lamar Gilmore, Pamela Gilmore-Tate, Anthony Foley Sr., Shaneka Gilmore, Michelle Foley, Julie Foley and Carl Tate.
Arrangements were under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home, San Antonio.