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Mr. John Rollis Smith

Obituary for Mr. John Rollis Smith

October 31, 1946 - February 26, 2018
Simpsonville, South Carolina | Age 71


John Rollis Smith

John Rollis Smith, 71, loving husband to Marlene Gilliam Smith for 43 years, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018, at his home.

Born in Atlanta, GA, a son to the late Robert Ellis Smith and Juanita Bowden Smith, Mr. Smith was a former land surveyor. He was the Camp 36 Commander and a 2nd Brigade Commander of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He was also a lifetime member of the Parris Island Museum. He loved the Marine Corps, Little League baseball, and animal rescue.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are sons, Robert P., Robert R., and Matthew C; a daughter, Melissa; a sister, Deborah Likas; and 7 grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held in May.

Memorials may be made to the Museum and Library of Confederate History, 15 Boyce Avenue, Greenville, SC, 29601 or at

Condolences may be expressed online at or in person at Robinson Funeral Home - Powdersville Road, which is assisting the family.

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1425 Powdersville Road
Easley, SC 29642
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