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Agriculture Legend Rupert Smith Honored by GOB

While the softball community mourns Raymond Lashley, the agriculture community is grieving the loss of Rupert Smith, an important figure in the citrus industry. Smith, also known as “Bungu” was described as someone who took his work in the citrus industry seriously and one of the principal proponents and creators of the pounds solid system in citrus. This system paid farmers based on the quality of the fruits delivered, with a focus on the amount of solids in the fruits’ juices instead of the volume of fruits delivered. Because of his intimate know-how of this new process, in his illustrious career, Smith led the Pounds Solids Authority with direct supervision of lab technicians, who sampled the fruits and who extracted the juice to calculate the estimates on what farmers should be paid. Smith and Joy Gammon wed in September 1985 and in the almost thirty-six years of marriage, their bond produced three songs, Nicholas, Christopher and Errol. He also had two step-children Tommy and Caroline. Smith died on August 24 at age 68.