Robert Smith

Obituary of Robert Smith

On July 30, 2017, Robert “Bob” Worth Smith 88 of Roanoke was called home into the presence of his Savior after a long and faithful pilgrim journey. Bob was preceded in his arrival home by his wife Doris Vest Smith, his parents Hobert and Jane Smith, and his grandson and namesake Adam Robert Smith.

He is survived by his three sons, Kevin D. Smith and his wife Joni of Burlington, NC, Richard K. Smith and his wife Hope of Xenia, OH, and Chad M. Smith and his wife Tara of Lynchburg, VA; thirteen grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

During his time of commitment with the United States Army, Bob served as a military policeman during the Korean War. Upon completing his military service, he attended and completed a two-year program at the Cornett School of Business in Roanoke.  He then began his career with the United States Postal Service that would last over thirty years. Many in the Hollins community came to know him as the kind and friendly face behind the counter of the Hollins branch Post Office.

The family would like to especially thank his brother-in-law, Larry Vest and his wife Diane for the unselfish way they have extended themselves in the closing season of his life.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00pm on Tuesday August 1, 2017 and a graveside service will take place at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at 10:00am on Wednesday August 2, 2017.  Pastor Kevin Smith of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Burlington, NC will officiate the service along with Pastor David McNeill of New Hope Baptist Church of Roanoke. Condolences may be left for the family at www.simpsonfuneral.com. Arrangements handled by Simpson Funeral Home and Crematory, 366-0707.