Robert Lee Smith
Last updated 7/21/2021 at 2:49pm
Robert Lee Smith, of Murrells Inlet, S.C., passed away July 11, 2021, at Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet.
He was born May 21, 1938, in Pisgah Forest. His parents, Sylvester Smith and Mary Dotson Smith; five brothers, Levi, Preston, Willie, Homer and Thomas Smith; and two sisters, Martha Smith Whitmire and Blanche Gash Smith, all preceded him in death.
Immediately after graduating high school in 1956, he joined the United States Air Force. His first assignment was to Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. While there, he accompanied a friend to a local dance and m...