Charles Robert Smith. 73, passed peacefully in his home on Feb. 20, 2011. Bob was predeceased in death by his parents Leo G (Sonny) and Aletha Smith of Newberry, Mi. and his only son Michael Robert Smith (Smudly) of Howell, Mi. Bob was born on July 12, 1937 in Newberry, MI. Bob graduated from Newberry High School in 1955 and went on to get a pharmacy degree from Ferris State College. Bob then went on to work for Merck in North Dakota, Montana, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. From there Bob ventured into two drug stores (Bob’s Pharmacy) in Howell and Brighton, Mi. During this time he met Donna Cardiff who would then become his lovely wife of 30 wonderful years. Bob enjoyed fishing with his friends, playing harmonicas whenever he could for the pleasure of all to enjoy. Bob was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose #717, Sault Sainte Marie Mi, Shriners Club, Elks Club for 45 years, Sons of the Legion, and a lifetime member of the Sault Sainte Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. In 1986 Bob and Donna purchased the gift stores across from the Soo L Locks and in 2004 bought the Indian Village gift stores in St. Ignas, Mi. Bob’s greatest enjoyments were family, friends, fishing, and music.
Bob is survived by his wife Donna, his children, Carrie Ferris (Joe), Deborah Froney, Donald Cardiff (Brenda) Dale Cardiff, Constance Raymore (Randy), Dawn Cardiff, 13 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, his sister Ann Parker, brother Dan Smith (Lois) and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday March 2, at 12 p.m. at the American Legion Post #136, 4106 Stringfellow Rd. St. James City.
Charles Robert Smith