Robert Tyrus Smith, Sr.
MACON, GA- Robert Tyrus Smith, Sr. 87, formerly of Cherry Log, Georgia, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2014 , in Fort Worth, Texas, after a brief illness, under the loving care of his daughter, Mrs. Cecelia Martinez.
Ty Smith was born on December 29, 1926, in Ball Ground, Georgia, the son of Edna Cook Smith and Lloyd Young Smith, Sr. He grew up in Sharp Top, Georgia, and graduated from Canton High School. He was drafted into the United States Army during World War II, trained at Camp Wheeler, Georgia, and served in Germany with the 1st Infantry Division.
After the war, he attended Georgia State College, and then worked for R.J. Reynolds, in Macon, Georgia, retiring with the company. He remained in the Army Reserves, and was called to active duty during the Korean War. He later served in the Air National Guard. He was part of the Big Brothers of America, a Free Mason, and was the Scoutmaster of Troop 32 at Ingleside Methodist Church for many years. He was a member of Ingleside Baptist Church.
Ty Smith was pre-deceased by his wife of 62 years, Carol Ferguson Smith, and by his
sister, Virginia Smith Thompson of Nelson, Georgia. He is survived by his children
Robert Tyrus Smith, Jr. of Atlanta, Arthur Young Smith (Karen) of Macon, Evelyn Cecelia Martinez (Norberto) of Fort Worth, Texas, John Wesley Smith of Atlanta, and Lloyd Cameron Smith of Atlanta; his sister Adarene Smith Cagle of Pensacola, Florida, and his brother, Lloyd Young Smith, Jr. of Nelson, Georgia. He leaves behind 11 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on April 25th at Pleasant Hill Christian Church in Jasper, Georgia, with interment in the church's cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Pleasant Hill Christian Church, Jasper, Georgia.
Published in The Telegraph from Mar. 13 to Mar. 14, 2014