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Robert Henry Smethurst

August 3, 1935 May 22, 2019
Robert Henry Smethurst
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Robert Henry Smethurst, age 83, of Delta Township, passed away May 22, 2019 in Lansing, MI. He was born August 3, 1935 in Jackson, MI, son to Henry Albert and Doris (Norfolk) Smethurst. Robert was retired from General Motors; served in the United States Army; was a member of the Dimondale United Methodist Church; former member of Capitol Area Conservation Club, and former president of Lansing Jaycees. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, playing cards, and especially spending time at his cabin near Big Bear Lake.

Robert is survived by his sons, Steven R. Smethurst of Mulliken and Joseph H. (Michelle) Smethurst of Grand Ledge; grandchildren, Katlyn and Eric, great grandchildren, Lillyanne and Gabriel, and was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Carol and parents.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Dimondale United Methodist Church, 6801 Creyts Road, Dimondale, MI 48821, with Pastor Steve Weinberger officiating. Military graveside services will be held at the Woodland Cemetery, Jackson, MI. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at the Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made to Dimondale UMC or Wounded Warrior Project. Online condolences may be shared at

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5:00 PM 5/29/2019 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/29/2019 8:00:00 PM
Peters & Murray Funeral Home

301 E. Jefferson Street
Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Peters & Murray Funeral Home
301 E. Jefferson Street Grand Ledge 48837 MI
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10:00 AM 5/30/2019 10:00:00 AM
Dimondale United Methodist Church

6801 Creyts Road
Dimondale, MI 48821

Dimondale United Methodist Church
6801 Creyts Road Dimondale 48821 MI
United States

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Woodland Cemetery Final Resting Place

2615 Francis Street
Jackson, MI 49203

2615 Francis Street Jackson 49203 MI
United States

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