Pastor Royce Edgar Smith
Eagleville, MO: Pastor Royce Edgar Smith, 83, Eagleville, MO passed away Monday, June 28,
2021 at a Bethany, MO nursing home.
He was born on August 21, 1937 in Harrison County, Missouri the son of Hanford and Beulah
Royce was a graduate of North Harrison High School and went on to graduate from Maryville
Teachers College. He spent 35 years as a school teacher as well as a coach and athletic official.
After teaching, he went on to enjoy several years as a pastor of small churches. He cherished
his time with family members and their children. Royce enjoyed ball games of any kind and was
seen at many sporting events, cheering on local teams. He enjoyed going to the movies, was an
avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and a member of the First Christian Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Harold Smith.
Royce is survived by his brother, Garold (Velda) Smith, Eagleville, MO; sister-in-law, Joyce
Smith, Eagleville, MO; eight nieces and nephews, Linda Gilpatrick, Eagleville, MO, Laura Squires,
Bethany, MO, Wayne Smith, Cameron, MO, Brian Smith, Kansas City, MO, Jeff (Gina) Smith,
Maryville, MO, Ron (Michele) Smith, Louisville, KY, Julie (Gary) Lupfer, McFall, MO, and Robert
(Alesha) Smith, Maysville, MO; 26 great nieces and nephews; 17 great-great nieces and
nephews and a cousin, Roger Smith, DeSota, KS.
Royce has been cremated under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home, Eagleville, MO.
Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 3 at Roberson Funeral Home,
Eagleville, MO. Inurnment will follow in Masonic Cemetery, Eagleville, MO. The family will
receive friends from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to
the Masonic Cemetery in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 46, Eagleville, MO 64442.
Online condolences may be left at www.robersonfuneralhome.com