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Smithey, Jr., Rubert F.

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September 16, 1942 - August 8, 2013

Smithey, Jr., Rubert F.

Robert Franklin Smithey, Jr., 70, passed away August 8,2013 with his family by his side in Grand Prairie, Texas.

He was born September 16, 1942, in Gainesville, TX to Robert Franklin Smithey Sr. and Thelma Smithey.

Franklin Smithey Jr. married Betty Wilson, August, 10, 1960. Mr. Smithey served in the United State Army, and was stationed in Germany with his wife, Betty by his side.

His interests included fishing, coaching baseball and softball, the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Cowboys.  He devoted much of his time and energy spending time with family and making his loved ones laugh. He was the practical jokester of the family.

Mr. Smithey is survived by his wife Betty Smithey, 2 sons and 2 daughters; Bernadine Smithey Jones, Penny Smithey Edwards, Neil Smithey and Rex Smithey, 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home, 1820 N Belt Line Road, Irving, Texas 75061, 972 607.4400

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Tracy Vandiver

August 11, 2013 8:00PM

I just wanted to let you know that I am very sorry for your loss. I pray that you take comfort in knowing that his suffering is done. I love y'all.