!!! 04-0-2017 I did not find an obit for Ruth T.
Smith but the stone has no dod for her.
Source: The Oklahoman Digital Archives
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
October 29, 1955 pg 26
Robert T., 84, of Midwest City died October 25,
1995, of congestive heart failure. He was born May
24, 1911, in Hagerman, TX, to W.N. and Lucy Smith.
In 1946, he married Ruth Tompkins of Stillwater.
After attending Austin College in Sherman, TX, he
became principal and teacher of the Hagerman school.
He received a B.S. degree from Central State
Teachers College in Edmond and was employed by the
Oklahoma City school system as teacher at Capital
Hill Junior High and as Vice Principal at Jackson
After serving three years in the Army Air Corps
in Fairbanks, Alaska, during World War II, he joined
G.E. Supply Corp. In 1949 he co-founded an appliance
store, Smith-Brown Co. in Shawnee and opened a
second store in Midwest City in 1951, which became
Smith Hardware Co. Robert then established Southeast
Hardware in Oklahoma City, now owned by his sons.
Robert is survived by his wife, Ruth; son Paul
and wife Linda of Oklahoma City; son Mark of Moore;
and daughter Phyllis and her husband, "Clip" and
their children, "Skip" and Shelley. He leaves a
brother, Edwin, and his wife, Irene, of Littleton,
CO, and a sister-in-law, Lola Smith of Dennison, TX,
plus many nieces and nephews. Robert is pre-deceased
by brothers, Elbert and Bruce and sister, Mary
Family interment service at 10am Monday, October
30, Arlington Memory Gardens, memorial service at
11m Wickline United Methodist Church. (Bill