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Robert Eldred Smith

Died: Tue., Nov. 17, 2015


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Nov. 19, 2015
Location: McKinney Funeral Homes

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Location: McKinney Funeral Homes

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Mr. Robert Eldred Smith, 88, of Torpedo died Tuesday, November 17, 2015  at home.
He was born in Wrightsville on February 11, 1927, the son of the late Emmett L. and Bessie (Clark) Smith. He served in the U.S. Army  during WWII from 1945 - 1946  in Italy and Austria and was retired from the Shipping Department at National Forge Company  in Irvine.  Previously, he was employed at Irwin Manufacturing in Garland for many years. He was married to  Betty Louise  (Rummell) Smith who preceded him in death.

He was a member of Garland Presbyterian Church and was an active member of the local AARP. For many years, he  supervised the Torpedo Hoof and Nail 4H club and also enjoyed hunting,  gardening and riding his tractor.   

Surviving are  4 children; his daughter;  Nancy E.  Morrison of Torpedo, PA; son, Charles (Deborah) R. Smith of Sheffield, PA; daughter, Priscilla (Robert) J. Rex of Lakeland, FL; son,  Daniel L. Smith of Torpedo, PA; 3 brothers,  Harold (Judy) Smith of Warren, PA., Kenneth (Donna) Smith of Jamestown, NY., Martin  (Janet) Smith of Youngsville, PA. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren,  22 great grandchildren  and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by his grandson, Daniel Lee Smith; 5 brothers, Arden, Cary, Ivan, Freeman , and Gerald Smith; 5 sisters, Sally Johnson , Harriett Borton,  Mary Johnson, Alice Huff  and Jennie Hebner Loomis; and a son-in- law, Walt Edward Morrison.  

Calling hours will be held on  Thursday from 4 - 8 pm. at McKinney Funeral Homes in Youngsville where a  funeral service will be held at 10 am on Friday, November 20,  2015 with Rev. Timothy Olsen officiating. Full Military honors will follow in  Garland Methodist Cemtery.  The family suggests those wishing to place memorials may do so to the Garland Volunteer Fire Hall.  Friends and family may send flowers and econdolences at www.mckinneyfuneral.com

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Deborah Smith(daughter-in-law)
   Posted Wed November 18, 2015
Bob was a good guy and a great story teller. Too many of them are leaving us too fast. I will miss his big hugs. God bless.

Donna Lyons
   Posted Wed November 18, 2015
Dear Chuck,
I am so very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I am very glad I was able to meet him the last couple of years. He was a very good-natured man. It is never easy to let them go. You have my sincere condolences.


Donna Lyons

David Jewell
   Posted Thu November 19, 2015
Sorry for your loss

William @ Lola Jewell
   Posted Thu November 19, 2015
Bill and I are very sorry for the lost of your Dad he was a very kind man. Our thought and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.

Donna Smith Cude
   Posted Thu November 19, 2015
We will miss Bob very much. He was always happy to see us and he was a great friend to his brother and my Dad, Martin Smith.

Doyle and Sheila Bean
   Posted Thu November 19, 2015
Sorry for you loss family is in our prayers

Mark Leichtenberger
   Posted Fri November 20, 2015
So sorry for your loss .

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