He was born in Saginaw, Mich.
Mr. Smith worked in the press room of the Akron Beacon Journal for 27 years until he retired in 1976.
Survivors include his sons, Marcus and Bob Jr. both of Kent; and sister, Betty (Erwin) Stevens of Saginaw, Mich. His wife, Gilda, and brother, James died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at C.M. Rossi Funeral Home, 552 N. Main St., Akron, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Akron.