R.J. Smith

May 29, 1926 - June 21, 2020

R.J. Smith, age 94 of Farmington Hills, passed away June 21, 2020. He was born in Linden, Tennessee to the late Ruben Jackson Smith and the late Addie Lee DePriest Smith.

R.J. was a United States Navy veteran, having served in the Pacific in WWII. He retired from the Cadillac Division of General Motors.

He is preceded in death by his sisters Elena Swafford, Lillie Halford, Ruby Hardin and Eula Broadway and brothers Hubert Smith, Warren G. Smith and Henry Smith. He is also preceded in death by three wives, Helen Hearl Smith, Valerie Kulka Smith and Helen Wier Smith.

R.J. is survived by his daughter Victoria (James) Sharples of Walled Lake, Michigan. Grandchildren Andrew James Sharples and Jayne Elizabeth Sharples. Step-daughter Jonell (the late Ronald) Crothers. Step-grandson Keith (Sara) Crothers and step-great-grandchildren Kyle and Nora Crothers.

Committal services for Mr. Smith will take place at Great Lakes National Cemetery at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to McCabe Funeral Home, Farmington Hills.

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