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Robert Edward "Eddie" Box

December 18, 1945 — October 3, 2020

Robert Edward "Eddie" Box, born December 18, 1945 in Rafter TN, went to his heavenly home on Saturday, October 3, 2020 after a brief battle with lung cancer. Robert was born in Rafter, TN, & served in the Vietnam War as a US Marine. He owned R.E.B. Equipment, TN Mountain Landscaping, and Tennessee Mountain Pumping. He was a lifelong member of Rafter Friends Church, a lifetime member of The Marine Corps League Lt. Alexander Bonnyman Detachment #924 and American Legion Post 0013. He was preceded in death by his mother Bonnie Belcher Gourley, stepdad Junior Gourley, brother Lester Box, brothers-in-law David Howell and Jimmy Whitehead. He is survived by wife Kim Howell Box, daughters and sons-in-law, Alexandra & Seth French of Dandridge and Elizabeth & Drew Mays of Riceville; sister Juanita Whitehead & niece Darlene Vineyard of Maryville; mother-in-law Maxine Howell and father-in-law Jimmy Howell of Greer, SC; brother-in-law Michael Howell & family of Taylors, SC and sister- in-law Rachel Rashad & family of PA. The family will receive friends at New Providence Primitive Baptist Church, Six Mile Rd, Maryville on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 4:00PM until 7:00PM with the funeral service immediately following with Pastor David Cooper officiating. Family and friends will assemble for graveside service and interment at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Rafter Friends Church, Tellico Plains, TN. with full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to Rafter Friends Church Cemetery Fund, 2135 Rafter Rd, Tellico Plains, TN 37385 or PayPal Account-paypal.me/rafterfriendschurch. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremationService.com To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Robert Edward "Eddie" Box please visit our Sympathy Store.
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