Robert was born and raised in Webster Groves, MO to Edward J. and Gladys (Paneitz) Smith. Bob was the loving husband of Garnet G. Smith for 51 years. Besides his loving wife, Bob leaves behind 2 stepchildren Gina (Eric) Danko of St. Louis, MO and daughter Megan and Thomas (Deana) of Orange Beach, AL and daughter Morgen and son Kolten. Sisters Glenna (Edward) Hussman of Sun City, FL and Marilyn (Ken) Swindell of Oak Grove, MO.
Bob graduated from McKendree College in Lebanon Illinois where he earned his degree in Business Administration. McKendree College (now University) was established in 1828, by pioneer Methodists, making it the oldest college in Illinois, and the oldest in the nation with continuous ties to the United Methodist Church.
Bob truly enjoyed traveling, fishing on Table Rock Lake and took great pride in his manicured lawn, shrubs and garden.
Garnet wishes to give thanks to her many neighbors and friends for their support during Robert’s two years dealing with his dementia and his brief final illness. Your kindness will always be remembered.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 27 at 11:00 am at Holy Spirit Catholic Church 11300 W. 103rd St. Overland Park, Kansas 66210. A reception will follow in the Martha and Mary room following the service.
A special thanks to Funeral Advocates, LLC for their assistance in making these arrangements as well as Signature Funerals for their help as well.