This is father of Calvin Ruben Smith, Sr., who is father of Calvin Ruben Smith, Jr., who married Mary Christi Broadway, D/O Forest Brown Broadway, S/O Sam Jones Broadway, S/O Benjamin Franklin Broadway and Louisa Catherine Hughes, D/O James McCain Hughes and Elizabeth Ann Samford, D/O William M. "Little Billy" Samford and Barbara Rebecca Snider Samford.



Ruben Smith, 90, of the Arcadia Community, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2009, at Holiday Nursing Center. He was born November 20, 1919 in Arcadia to J.F. Smith and Josephine King Smith. For 60 years Mr. Smith had been a member of the Arcadia Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, January 1, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, January 2, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Mr. Tom Barthel and Mr. Bo Stephens officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be James Sigler, Aaron Golden, Calvin Ruben Smith, Jr. Michael Adolph Smith, Mike Hanson and Timothy Lynn Smith..

He is survived by:

Daughter, Miriam Joyce Fontenot of Center

Son, Calvin Ruben Smith, Sr. & wife Barbara of Center

Chester Rodney Broadway & wife Jacqueline of Center
Evelyn Debra Broadway Pate & husband Jerry of Center
Calvin Ruben Smith, Jr. & wife Christi of Timpson
Michael Adolph Smith & wife Danielle of Center
Tammy Lucille Smith Hanson & husband Mike of Timpson
Timothy Lynn Smith & wife Karyn of Fruita, Colorado

Eleven Great Grandchildren

Sister, Nellie Smith Frazier of Groves

Preceded in death by:
Parents, J.F. Smith and Josephine King Smith
Wife of 66 years, Evelyn Powdrill Smith
, John Smith and Ray Smith
Sisters, Cora Lee Smith Kjarstead and Nora Bell Smith Burwick
Grandson, Otey Randy Broadway

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