Robert Woodrow Smith, Jr., a native of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and a resident of Loxley, Alabama, passed away on May 26, 2022, at the age of 77.
Robert served in the United States Army Reserves. He was a graduated from Elohim Bible Institute, where he earned his Doctorate in Theology. He served in ministry in West Virginia and New York State. He also did architectural drafting.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Robert W. Smith, Sr. and Bernadine (Wright) Smith.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Charlotte Thompson Smith; four sons, Scott (Peggy) Smith of Tallahassee, FL, Michael (Angela) Smith of Hermitage, PA, Thomas (Gidget) Smith of Daphne, AL and Timothy (Pamela) Smith of Princeton, WV; twelve grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Barry (Linda) Smith of Watertown, SD.
A service to celebrate Robert’s life will be held on Friday, June 10, 2022, at 12:00 noon at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to Lifeway Community Church, 16373 Thompson Road, Loxley, AL 36551.
Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.
Words will never express the kind of man, husband, father, grandfather, and friend this man was! He never met a stranger and He never walked away from helping someone. He would give the shirt off his back if you needed it.
He raised 4 men that have followed his example in life. He raised us with respect and honor. He showed us by His life what it means to Love God, Love Family, Love People!
We never lacked a hug, kisses, or a kind word from this man. He taught us what it meant to be a man and what true sacrifice looks like! He gave up many of his dreams so his boys could have dreams!
At a young age, he pointed us to Faith in a God that can’t fail and a God of miracles! He will forever be my HERO! I’m proud to call him DAD!
Love and prayers for your family Mike.
He sounded like a wonderful man. He will always be with you and watching over all. Prayers to all and it’s not easy but try to remember he is as peace now.
Condolences and prayers to dear Charlotte and 4 sons, their wife and children. We never heard Bob in-law say an unkind word to anyone. May Bob be enjoying his mansion and walking streets of gold.. Love and prayers, Bob and Diane, the in-laws
Dear Pastor Mike and family. Our deepest sympathy in the passing of your dad. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Smith Family, Praying Gods blessings on you today and in the weeks ahead. Sending love and prayers along with our deepest sympathy.
Thank you Larry and Betty!
Thank you Greg and Merry!
My heart and soul feel your loss. Pastor Tim, now I see where you got your love, joy and peace. Sending much love to you and your family at this time.
Pastor Tim, when I read this obituary, i feel like i knew your father because it sounds a lot like you. I know he is proud of you and your brothers. Our love & prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. Love Michael and Tami White
You have my deepest condolences sending prayers to all of you and yours. I did not know your father other then hearing about him from Tom and I understand what a good man of faith he was. I know that his soul is in heaven along with our almighty God.
Praying for the family as you celebrate the godly life of a wonderful loving Husband, Father, and friend.
May you feel God’s loving arms around you with His grace and peace. God’s blessings on you all.
Love in Christ,
Ron and Nina Geary
My Father / My Hero
Love you brother!