Funeral services for Mr. Robert H. "Bobby" Smith, age 83, of Shelbyville, will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday December 15, 2012 in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Pastor Geoff Giesemann officiating. Burial will follow in the Houston-Whitworth Cemetery. Mr. Smith passed away Wednesday December 12, 2012 at Heritage Medical Center following a brief illness.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 8:00 pm Friday evening at the funeral home.
A native of Bedford County, he was the son of the late John Alonzo Smith and Mary Etta Ball Smith and was preceded by his wife of 53 years, Sara Clanton Smith, in 2005. Before his retirement he worked at Model Laundry, Sealtest Dairy and Meadow Gold Dairy. After his retirement he enjoyed farming and gardening with his family and was a volunteer at Glen Oaks Rehab Center. Mr. Smith attended Fairlane Church of Christ and served as a deacon for several years.
Survivors include his children, Kenneth (Suzanne) Smith of Huntsville, Alabama, Joyce Smith of Shelbyville and Mark (Beth) Smith of Flat Creek; grandchildren, Jason (Melissa) Smith of Nashville, Ryan (Jessica) Smith of Shelbyville, Rachel (Corey) Phillips of La Vergne and Courtney Smith of Flat Creek, great-grandchild, Ryder Smith of Shelbyville; siblings, Norene Adcock, Don Smith, Thomas Smith, Joe Smith and Sue Smith.
Memorials may be made to the Fairlane Church of Christ Missions Program or to the Lymphoma Research Foundation.
Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.