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Robert James "RJ" Smith

December 12, 1931 - September 5, 2021

MUNCIE- Robert James “RJ” Smith, 89, passed away Sunday morning, September 5, 2021 at his residence.

Robert was born December 12, 1931 in Muncie and was the son of the late Robert Vernon Smith and Ester (Pickett) Smith.

Robert was a 1950 graduate of Muncie Central High School. He was very active in Bearcat sp…READ MORE

MUNCIE- Robert James “RJ” Smith, 89, passed away Sunday morning, September 5, 2021 at his residence.

Robert was born December 12, 1931 in Muncie and was the son of the late Robert Vernon Smith and Ester (Pickett) Smith.

Robert was a 1950 graduate of Muncie Central High School. He was very active in Bearcat sports playing baseball, football and wrestling. Robert proudly and honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Korea Conflict from 1952- 1954. Robert loved traveling with family, camping, playing golf and square dancing. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. Robert was a member of Mt. Olive Community Church and the Elks Lodge.  He retired from Delco Battery after 44 years of dedicated service

Robert is survived by his two sons Steve Smith (Christy) and Jeff Smith (Denise); four grandchildren Jason Smith, Kyle Smith (Jannin), Elyssa Smith and Ashlyn Smith; three great-grandchildren Isaac Alvarenga, Samantha Alvarenga and Harrison Smith; his companion Ruth Bergman; three close nephews Robert Smith (Brandy), Terry Burns (Kim) and Randy Myers (Janet), several other nieces and nephews also survive.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents Robert Vernon Smith and Ester (Pickett) Smith; his loving wife Virginia May (Myers) Smith; two brothers Richard Burns and Jerry Smith; a sister Barbara Smith.

Funeral Services for Robert will be held Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at the Meeks Mortuary & Crematory, Mt. Pleasant Chapel with Pastor Rodney Eiler officiating. Burial will follow with military honors being conducted by the United States Army and the Delaware County Honor Guard in Gardens of Memory Cemetery.

Family and friends may call from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. at the mortuary on Saturday.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Mt. Olive Community Church, with envelopes available at the mortuary.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Mt. Pleasant Chapel

Address:

7901 West Isanogel Road
Muncie, Indiana 47304


Service Information

Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021

Time: 3:00 pm

The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Mt. Pleasant Chapel

Address:

7901 West Isanogel Road
Muncie, Indiana 47304


Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021

Gardens of Memory Cemetery

Address:

10703 N. State Road 3
Muncie, IN 47303


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