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Robert William Smith Jr.

Robert William Smith Jr., of Fresno, CA, formerly of Hazlehurst died on Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Services will be on Thursday, July 22, at 11 a.m. at Second Baptist Church in Brookhaven. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 21, from 1 until 8 p.m. at Williams Mortuary in Brookhaven. The family will be present from 7 until 8 p.m.

He was born in Hazlehurst on April 24, 1949, to Robert Smith Sr. and Rosie Hamilton Smith. He graduated from Parrish High School in 1967 and received a bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Tougaloo College in 1971.

He retired from Mobil Oil Company, and was the owner of Smith Roofing Company at the time of his death.

Survivors include: sons, Robert Smith III, U.S. Navy, and Bernard Martin of Hazlehurst; daughters, Charlotte “Vickie” Smith of Brookhaven, Jovan Smith of Dallas, TX, and Adriannan Buchanan of Kalamazoo, MI; brothers, Samuel Smith of Hazlehurst, and Ernest “Buddy” Dorsey of St. Louis, MO; and sister, Carolyn Reed of St. Louis, MO.

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