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Napier Funeral Home
Monday January 17th, 2022

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Reuben Benjamin "Ben" Smith, Jr.

Mr. Reuben Benjamin “Ben” Smith, Jr., age 79, beloved husband to Mrs. Mary Nell Smith, entered into rest on Thursday January 13, 2022.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Miriam B. Sandefer, Susan M. (Jimmy) Hughes, Robin M. (Buster) Brown, Reuben B. Smith, III., Stephanie L.R. (Dr. Edward Forde) Forde: brothers, Gregory W. Anderson, Woodrow J. Crosby; sisters, Barbara “Myrt” (Ken) Crabb, Shiela Jaskiewiez; twelve grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Garland Wright Anderson and Ruth Lucille Crosby; children, Anthony P.B. Smith, Mary Elizabeth Smith; and sister, Gail Dodson.
Mr. Smith was a commercial fisherman for 26 years and retired from DSM as a carpenter. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
A funeral service honoring his life and legacy will be held on Monday January 17, 2022 in the chapel of Napier Funeral Home at 3pm with Pastor Eddie Moyer officiating. The interment will immediately follow at the Historic Graniteville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on the day of the service from 1pm until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be: Codi Trotter, Josh Blandenburg, Dylan Hughes, Greg Boatwright, Tyler McGowan and Blake Waller.
Napier Funeral Home, Inc. 315 Main St. Graniteville, SC 29829, has been entrusted with these arrangements. To send an expression of sympathy, you may visit the guestbook at www.napierfh.com

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A candle was lit in memory of Reuben Smith, Jr.

Rita Hughes Jan 17 2022 3:38 PM

Ben was one of the first people I met at the plant. He loved his family more than anything in this world and he was a true friend always to me. I am sad I won't be there today because my co worker is out with Covid but my heart is with his family today. The memorial pictures really were sweet and Ben was always smiling just like that. Heaven got a good 'un today.

denise edens Jan 17 2022 2:57 PM

Ben you were always a great friend and I really am glad to have known you and worked with you. You were a #1 Family man and will be missed by everyone that had the honor of being a part of your life.

Charles and Annette Nichols Jan 16 2022 1:48 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Reuben Smith, Jr.

Erika Anderson Jan 16 2022 12:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Reuben Smith, Jr.

Steve and Kathy New Jan 15 2022 8:43 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Reuben Smith, Jr.

Mary Wright Jan 15 2022 7:10 PM

I am so sorry to hear about your dad Mrs Hughes. May God Bless and keep you and your family in this time of bereavement.

Della Cue Jan 15 2022 2:30 PM

Uncle Ben, I'm sad to know that you've passed on, but I'm sure it was a glorious day to be reunited with Anthony, Mary Elizabeth, and Chandler. You will be missed.

Jessica Sheppard Hewett Jan 15 2022 1:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Reuben Smith, Jr.

Judy Maxey Jan 15 2022 12:31 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Reuben Smith, Jr.

Robert & Sharon Cook Jan 15 2022 11:54 AM

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