Robert L. Smith
Robert L. Smith, 82, of Springfield, died at 12:45 am, Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village. He was born May 2, 1933 in Petersburg, to Roosevelt and Elizabeth Johnson Smith. He was first married to Martha Brown and later married Wanda June Lindsay on September 7, 1962.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda; one son Timothy L. (Julie) Smith of Pleasant Plains; one daughter, Jaci Wolford of Springfield; two granddaughters, Shauna Read and Kailey Smith; two great grandsons, Zachary and Cole; one brother-in-law; Reverend Frank Marshall of Mt. Zion; his honorary grandchildren, Jenna, Megan & Kirstie Smith and Cody & Damian Tucker and Several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Debra and three sisters.
Robert was a member of American Legion Post 32. He enjoyed watching his longhorn cattle and collecting miniature John Deere tractors. He was a former board of director’s member for Richland Cemetery and was a member of Bird Vinyl Siding Advisory Council, Prairie State Longhorn Association and a past member of International Texas Longhorn Association. He was of the Christian Faith.
He was a US Army veteran serving during the Korean War from 1953-1955 and was a member of the reserves until 1961.
Robert attended church services at Lewis Memorial Christian Village.
Bob owned and operated Bob Smith Construction for forty years, retiring in 2005.
Visitation: 11 am – 1pm, Monday, June 8, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 1 pm, Monday, June 8, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor David Harmon officiating. Burial will follow at Old Salem Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American legion Post 32 or the American heart Association.