June 19, 2019
Robert Steven DeSmidt, 62, of Caledonia, MS, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019, at his residence. Visitation will be Friday, June 21, 2019, from 2-4 PM at Lowndes Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will follow in the Chapel, with Bro. Kenny Gardner officiating. Interment will be in Egger Cemetery, Caledonia, MS, with Lowndes Funeral Home directing. Mr. DeSmidt was born March 15, 1957, in Muskegan, MI, to the late Doris Custard and Robert W DeSmidt. He was a lifetime member of DAV and a member of the American Legion. Mr. DeSmidt was an avid hunter. He worked for Fairway Ice, Parker Sand and Gravel, and CFC Transportation. Mr. DeSmidt served in the United States Air Force for 17 years as a Fuel Specialist. Mr. DeSmidt is survived by his sons, Robby DeSmidt and Curtis (Philesa) DeSmidt; grandchildren, Jonathan DeSmidt, Tyler DeSmidt, Kristina DeSmidt, Lakelan DeSmidt and Kyleigh Lewis; great-grandchildren, Sawyer Lewis and Addy Kate Lewis; sisters, Sandra (Frank) Verhoven and Cindy (Cal) Seaver; and special friend, Bea DeSmidt. Pallbearers will be Jonathan DeSmidt, Tyler DeSmidt, Dennis Waldrop, Chris Waddell, Trey Lewis and Charlie Sanders. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. Huxford. Memorials may be made out to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.