Robert L. “Bob” Smith, 77, of Marietta, Ohio passed away from this life on Memorial Day, Monday 25, 2020 at the Harmar Place of Marietta, Ohio after an extended illness.
He was born in Sycamore Valley, Ohio on January 14, 1943 a son of the Arthur Raymond and Mabel McVay Smith.
Bob was a former engineer at the former Kardex Corporation, Marietta, Ohio and was also a former employee at the Sears Company in Vienna, West Virginia. He was a member of the Camden Avenue Church of Christ, Parkersburg, West Virginia; a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War; a 1961 graduate of Skyvue High School; and graduated Washington Technical College, Marietta, Ohio with an Associates of Engineering degree. He was an avid sports fan especially of Ohio State football and the Cleveland Indians. Bob loved fishing, county fairs, festivals, writing, poetry and coaching baseball.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Wavalea Dillon and her husband Robert, a brother- in-law, Warren Cline and one nephew, David Dillon.
Bob is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sharon Christy Smith; two sons, Scott (Christy) Smith, of Mineral Wells, Christopher Smith of Knoxville, Tennessee, one daughter, Deanna Hilliard of Marietta, Ohio; four grandchildren, Brenden Smith, Haylee Smith, Gavin Hilliard, Anthony Hilliard; one sister, Wilma Cline of Marietta, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.
Abiding with the State of Ohio recommendations for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, a private visitation will be held for family only at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio on Thursday, May 28, 2020 with graveside services to follow at 4:00 p.m. at the Creighton Ridge Cemetery, Sycamore Valley, Ohio with Roger Rush officiating.
The family would like thank the Harmar Place, Marietta, Ohio for the wonderful care they provided to Bob over the past 3 ½ years.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to The MSA Coalition, 9935-D Rea Road, #212, Charlotte, NC 28277.
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