Rufus Smith

Obituary of Rufus Louis Smith

Smith, Rufus Louis Bay City, MI Rufus passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2021. He was born the ninth son of sixteen children born to the union of Preer and Ethel Murry-Smith, and was born April 12, 1950 in Bullock County Alabama. He completed his educational goals in the Job Corp. and retired as a construction worker. Rufus was preceded in death by his parents, eight brothers, and two sisters. He leaves to cherish his memory, two sons, Nathan O. Smith of Dayton Ohio and Devon Bates of Michigan; four sisters, Mollie L. Smith of Huber Heights Ohio, Ethel Smith of Houston Texas, Dorothy Hill of Alabaster Alabama, and Linda Smith of Birmingham Alabama; one brother, John Smith of Essexville Michigan; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Smith; an aunt, Lucy M. Smith; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Rufus will be truly missed by his family and friends. Per family request he will be cremated. The family extends a heartfelt appreciation to John Smith, Debbie Rogers, and Stephanie Budda!!! To sign online guestbook, visit www.hyattewald.com I’m Going Home Don’t worry about me no more, I’m going to a better place, I’ll see my father again, I’ll see my mother’s face, I’ll be the happiest I’ve ever been, I’m going home, I’ll see my sister again, I’ll see my brothers, I’m going to a better place, The best place I’ve ever been, Don’t worry about me no more, I’m not in pain no more, I don’t have to suffer, Like I did before, Don’t worry about me, I will see you all one day, We will be together again, When you all come home. Mary I. Thompson, (SEA) Published in “The National Library Of Poetry – Fields of Gold”
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