Robert Lee Smith, 81, of Sparta, TN, passed away April 24th, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
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Mr. Smith was born January 2, 1939 in Morgantown, West Virginia to Paul Smith Sr. and Rachel Lamp Smith.
Bob was an avid fan of West Virginia University football and loved most all sports. He loved to read, golf, watch western movies, play cards (especially Rook), and gather and party with his family. A loving and caring man of integrity, he was loved dearly by his family and respected by all who knew him.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by son Douglas Smith and brothers Paul Smith Jr. and Kenneth Grow.
He was a decorated military veteran having served in the U.S. Navy Seabees and served 3 tours of duty in Viet Nam.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Verna Smith and children Terry Voorheis (Randy) of Dripping Springs TX, David Smith (Lou Ann) of Murfreesboro TN, Paul Smith (Kathy) of Laurel, Md, Eric Schweinsberg of Sparta TN, Sherry Simmons (Harold) of Oliver Springs TN and brother Ronald Smith of Hilderbrand WV., 7 grandchildren, Kevin Voorheis, Rachel Roberts, Chris Smith, Nicole Johnson, Kacey Smith, Amber Smith, and Nathan Smith, 2 great grandchildren, Emma Roberts, and Hayley Smith.
A celebration of life gathering will be held at a later date.
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