April 16, 1927 – January 10, 2019 R.L. Smitherman Jr., age 91 of Chelsea, passed away January 10, 2019. He was a WWII vet and is survived by his wife of 68 years, Frances Jean Smitherman; a son, Bobby (Marie); and daughter, Cindy. He was preceded in death by son, Steven D. Smitherman. He leaves behind numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and friends. Special thanks to caregivers Gigi Elliot and Myers Hurt for their love and support….