Royal O. Smith

Royal O. Smith

Royal O. Smith, 86, of Rome, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at the Rome Memorial Hospital Residential Healthcare Facility. He was one of ten children born to Erwin E. and Pearl (Slocum) Smith on October 9, 1933. He was raised on Dean’s Highway in Westmoreland and was a graduate of Westmoreland High School and on March 27, 1953, he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Freida M. Willson. She passed away December 28, 2019. Royal owned and operated a dairy farm for 61 years. He hauled cattle and was a fine carpenter. He loved his Belgian horses and together they won several ribbons at the New York State Draft Horse plow contests. For over 25 years, Royal and his horses would give rides to folks as North Star Orchards. He was quick witted and always had a joke to tell. Royal’s family would like to thank the staff on the Bartlett Wing at Rome Memorial Hospital for their love and care. He is survived by three children, Donna Emery, Larry “Logan” Smith and Marilyn Parent; nine grandchildren, John (Jodi) Krainik, Paul (Karen) Krainik, Matthew Smith, Rebecca Smith, Ross Parent, Jr., Royal Parent, Regina Parent, Daniel (Cleo) Emery and Sarah (Alex) Conover; six great-grandchildren, Natasha, Madielyn, Olivia, Quinn, Zachary and Colin; daughter-in-law, Ann Smith; a son-in-law, Eugene Emery; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Douglas Smith; ands seven brothers and two sisters. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Arrangements have been entrusted to Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc. 418 N. George St., Rome.
October 9, 1933 - May 23, 202010/09/193305/23/2020
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Royal O. Smith, 86, of Rome, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at the Rome Memorial Hospital Residential Healthcare Facility. He was one of ten children born to Erwin E. and Pearl (Slocum) Smith on October 9, 1933. He was raised on Dean’s Highway in Westmoreland and was a graduate of Westmoreland High School and on March 27, 1953, he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Freida M. Willson. She passed away December 28, 2019. Royal owned and operated a dairy farm for 61 years....

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