Robert Smith Jr., 88, of Fayetteville, Ga., formerly of New London Mo., died Monday, July 3, 2017, at Gardens of Fayetteville in Fayetteville, Ga.

Robert Smith Jr., 88, of Fayetteville, Ga., formerly of New London Mo., died Monday, July 3, 2017, at Gardens of Fayetteville in Fayetteville, Ga.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Elder Richard Smith will officiate.

Full military rites by the Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post #55 will be held at the James O'Donnell funeral home immediately following the memorial service.

Mr. Smith was born March 16, 1929, in New London, to Robert and Hazel Letcher Smith.

He was married to Guadalupe Garcia on Dec. 24, 1953, in New Mexico. She preceded him in death.

Survivors include children, Hazel Smith, Aurora, Colo., Carmen Smith, Fayetteville, Ga., Robert Smith, Wichita, Kan., Cecilia Bennett, Denver, Colo., and Edward Smith, Wichita, Kan.; brothers and sisters, Richard Smith, Vandalia, Mo., Mary Florence (Kenneth), Las Vegas, Nev., Myrl Wellington, Los Angeles, Calif., James Smith, Denver, Colo., Charles Smith (Barbara), Denver, Colo., Gary Smith (Roberta), Denver, Colo., Carole Smith, New London, Mo., Nada Smith, New London, Mo.; 22 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren.

Robert was preceded in death by his wife, parents and two sisters; Darlene Florence and Jean Colbert. Robert was retired from the United States Air Force as well as a retired maintenance worker.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post #55, in care of the James O'Donnell Funeral Home, Hannibal, Mo.

Online condolences may be made and video tribute may be viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com .