Robert L. Smith – Mitchell
Robert L. Smith, 67, of Mitchell, passed away at 9:45 p.m. Saturday,
December 13, 2014, at his residence with family and friends by his side after a long battle with cancer.
Born March 25, 1947 in Columbus, Ohio, he was the son of Lloyd Abel and Alma Agnes (Quaigg) Smith. He married Lana Lynn Patton November 18, 1966. He worked hard for his family and was employed at Hall Brothers Trucking in Orleans where he was accident free and received a Miles Driven Award. Robert was a 1965 graduate of Bedford High School. He played baseball for the Bedford High School Stonecutters and received a batting championship award. He was invited to try out for Minor League Baseball. He could throw a mean curve ball. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and his family and friends. He loved sports, particularly the Patriots, St. Louis Cardinals and he supported the Mitchell baseball and basketball teams. He was a frequent coach and umpire for the Mitchell Youth Community. He enjoyed watching his grandson, Eric, play school and travel baseball and basketball. Robert was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his wife, Lana L. Smith, Mitchell; son, Daron Scott (Darci Matthews) Smith, Erlinger, Kentucky; daughter, D’Andra Lynn (Sean) Fleenor, Mitchell; grandchildren, Steffani Frolich, Alyssa Robbins, Eric Fleenor, Jackson Smith, Ella Smith; great grandchildren, Kylee and Taylor Robbins; siblings, Judy Benham, Judah, Jan K. (Carolyn) Smith, Marietta, Georgia
His parents; brother, Phillip Smith; and brother-in-law, Carl Benham, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 18, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.
Honorary Casketbearers: Eric Fleenor, Jackson Smith, Ella Smith, Terry Key, Clint Bennett, and Kyle Robbins
Casketbearers: Daron Smith, Jeff Blanton, Rick McGowan, Jeremy Benham, Jody Benham, Jerry Allen, and Sean Fleenor
Memorial Gifts: Phi Beta Psi Sorority Cancer Fund
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com