The silkiest,coolest, smoothest performer of the era. So glad I had a few chances to see him and the Spinners live.
RIP Bobby, you have been such a joy to listen to. I had a crush on you from the moment I saw you. I constantly played the Spinners music and will continue enjoying the Spinners soulful voices. The youngsters today has really missed out on the excitement of the Spinners.
My name is James L Pike and I am 62 years of age,And I have always been a Big fan of Bobbie Smith, He was an Awesome singer,I admired Him
so very much!,I remember playing the record of the Spinners over & over when I was a teen and still now! My favorite group. He was my favorite singer of the Spinners! Thanks for the beautifull singing Bobbie!!
And You will surely be so,so missed! James Pike ,Oxfort, Georgia.
Rest in Peace Mr. Bobbie Smith. Thanks for sharing that beautiful voice with the world.
I will always love the spinners ! My favorite group of all time ! I wish I could have seen a concert ! It breaks my heart that they aren't around anymore!
RIP -- Really enjoyed your voice and will continue to listen to the Spinners--thanks for the songs--you were blessed with a
great gift and so glad you shared it with us. God Bless you!!
May all the peace in heaven be "TRULY YOURS" Bobbie. Eddie Jones,Jackson,MS
SEE YOU LATER BOBBY........ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE SONGS(I'LL BE AROUND)TAKES ME BACK TO MY MARINE CORPS DAYS IN SOUTH CAROLINA.JJ JOHNSON(GUITAR-BASS-HARMONICA,AND DRUMS).
Can't believe you've been in heaven for a year......probally still making "Great Music" for God and the Angels .
You are Missed here on earth.
May you rest in peace, Mr. Bobby Smith.
I was looking on youtube. and iam not sure but I think u were in a picture with my cousin james ingram.iam just glad I got to see u perform at the burke lakefront airport.its not a lot of kind godly conscious people around anymore.didnt know u but ur spirit was felt. thanks 4 the memories
u gave us the best, I was just 14yrs old back then thanks 4 the memories and rest in peace. Debbie shropshire gibson
I would like to say I'm very sorry to Bobbie's Family and Friends for the loss of Bobbie he'll never be forgotten!! His voice was lovely I love it, and always will!! His spirit will always remain with everyone!!!!!
This gent was class...when the Spinners came to Baltimore I recall Bobbie Smith having a friendly smile and greeting, sincere. How many members of the early group endured into the 70's? -- Henry, Pervis and Billie? One of their first tunes gave me the blues to go along with my Dear John letter...signed "red balloons and cotton candy, Kim"...yes, "Truly Yours." But that's what great tunes are, signs along our life path...and Bobbie Smith and the group had a bunch of splendid music that did just that..may I offer my condolances and peace to the family. And thank you Bobbie Smith...you made a difference to many of us, either in the boonies of Nam or later on the dance floor.
I am so sorry for the lost of Bobbie Smith he was A great entertainer and good lead singer for the Spinners, He will be missed deeply.
To The Smith Family: Im so sorry for your loss..Was just listening to The Spinners Live Album today and was informed. Bobbie passsed away. I didn't know..I am from Michigan but now live in London England..LOVE THE SPINNERS..My prayers are with the Smith Family
My friends call me "mr spinners"because of my "Love" for the group.I will always have fond memories of him.Rest in peace!!!
-Cecil Bezuidenhout(Jhb.South Africa)>
Thank you for remembering daddy forever. I will miss him forevermore. Until I see him again. Love vanessa
you will be miss family collins family from ststen island ny.
Jacob Byerson Jr. Mr Smith was one of my favorite singers ever, he was so smooth and classy. Your music will live on forever. Much Love
To a man that invoked wisdom to me while spending time with my family and freinds.
The Spinners were playing a one time
extended gig in 1982,in Vancouver BC.
All of you were there,and it was a great ball of laughs,during your rest
and down time.
To show you a bit of Vancouver,and to
have you all over to our family home,
was a very big blessing.
What a great bunch of people we had the
honor to spend time with.
Bobbie,you rest in serenity and peace
now,along with the others.....
Your adventure and hard work in this
life, will live on forever as a miracle
you have been and will always be heard.
God Bless you, you fine man!
My Condolences To The Family The Spinners Love Your Music May You Forever Rest In Peace God Bless.
There will never be another like you Mr Bobby. From a lifetime admirer and fan
of you and the fella's. R.I.P.
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."
It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
I'm a Philly boy who had his first job selling textbooks through Ohio, Indiana and Mich. This was at the Spinners height. Long drives where I could not wait to hear their songs. A great group of talent and humanity
Gerry K (Berwyn Pa)
I am so glad that I saw the Spinners in concert during the 70's. It was wonderful seeing Bobbie Smith on TV1's Unsung Series. Such a handsome man, may he rest in eternal heavenly peace!
His music helped to make my life one that appreciates good song, he influenced my life. God be with you, the family.
I am sending my deepest sympathy along with many prayers for the Smith family. Bobbie was a gentleman on and off the stage and was one of the finest performers who has ever lived. He will be missed. He is now a member of the choir of the Angels. Our loss is heaven's gain.
Cousin Bobbie, we will miss your love and humor! Love to Lorraine and the rest of the family. Lorraine we want you to know, "When ever you call me, I'll be there"......
We loved cousin Bobbie very much! You will be ln our hearts forever! The Newberry family!
It is with deep sadness that I write this. I have known Bobby for the better part of my life, along with all if the Spinners. He always had a great smile and a unique voice. He brought joy to so many with his smooth soulful voice. To say he will be missed is an understatement. He was a Legend in this business. He made and left his mark in the world of music.
My deepest condolences to his Family.
Another great talent, gone on to Glory. He will be missed. My deepest sympathies to Bobbie's family. But, remember, it's never goodbye, only, I'll see you later.
Thanks so much for all the great songs, I have always love the spinners and I appreciate the talent of Mr. Bobbie Smith. You have truly brought me much joy for many years. Thanks and my condolences to your family and the other spinners members. RIP my brother
TO THE FAMILY OF BOBBY SMITH,
HE WAS AND WILL ALWAYS BE MY FAVORITE OF ALL THE SPNNERS!
I LOVED HIM DEARLY.HE WILL BE SORELY MISSED BUT, I WILL WATCH YOUR VIDEOS AND CONTINUE TO KEEP HIS MEMORY ALIVE IN MY HEART.AS YOU WILL IN YOURS
MY SON CHRIS TOLD ME OF HIS PASSING.I WAS SHOCKED!YOU THE FAMILY HAVE MY DEEPEST AND UTMOST SYMPATHY.
MAY YOU KNOW HE IS LOVED BY MILLIONS AND I AND MY FAMILY WILL LIFT YOU UP IN PRAYER.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
MS. C. MAE BURTON&FAMILY
I had a crush on you that wouldn't wait! I am Mike Brown's cousin. I will miss you terribly. Your songs will remain in my memory forever.
THANK YOU MR BOBBY SMITH FOR ALL THOSE BEAUTIFUL HITS IN THE 70'S.YOU AND THE SPINNERS WILL ALWAY BE AROUND. RIP SWEET SPINNER.
RIP Bobbie,Thanks for the years of great music with The Spinners. You will still be around.
God speed Bobby, and to the family be strong..Always Ruby Andrews-Lester (Robert"Squirrel"Lester, The Chi-Lites)
Thanks Bobbie for your part in the Motown era.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Wonderful music and wonderful memories associated with the Spinners and Bobbie's wonderful voice. I hear it every day on my ipod. I'm so very sorry for your loss.
My Condolences to The Spinner Family
Not only did I grow up Listening to the Sweet Sounds of The Spinners, I had the opportunity and Pleasure the work with them for over two decades. I wanted to express my extreme Gratitude and Gratefulness for being able to work with a First Class group of Guys. I will never forget !!
R. I. P.
Bobbie, Pervis, Billy.
To the Smith family and the Spinners family;
It hurts me so much to know that Bobbie's gone. May God give u peace that passes all understanding and comfort as He promised He would. Bobbie had a voice like none other. It was truly "one-of-a-kind". The vibrato in his voice was like nothing I've ever heard. Thank u Spinners, for all the years of great music. Bobbie was my favorite 'Spinner' back in the day when I was a teen; had the biggest crush on him. But the group as a whole is what kept me a fan all these years. Thanks again - my thoughts and prayers r with u all.
May God Bless the Smith family and take comfort in the Lord for He is our Savior. The Spinners is one of my favorite recording group growing up in the 70's and 80's and Bobby's voice was extraordinary. We have truly lost a legend. We will miss you Bobby.
Giving Honor where Honor is due. You were the Ultimate entertainer and I loved all of your music. The songs of you and the Spinners are permanently attached to many happy thoughts and fond memories of my teenage years. Although I never met you I am truly saddened by your passing. May your Rest In Peace.
Mr Bobbie Smith R.I.P. I use to go to Liberty Tabernacle in Detroit with Pastor Doyle Hart. You, Vanessa and the family frequented all the time. I use to sit with Vanessa at church. You were always a friendly man to me. God Bless...
Thank you for bringing so much happiness into my life. You always had a smile on your face. Now you are singing in the heavenly choir. May God give your family peace that surpasses all understanding.
Bobbie thank-you for all the
Happiness when i would hear you
singing with those fabulous
Spinners i carry you in my heart.
Bobbie I am going to miss you so much. You were more than a cousin to me , you were my big brother. We shared so many memories.I will always love you. my prayers are with your family. RIP Cuz, Nita P.
Thanks for the opportunity to spend the bulk of my adult years making soulful music with The Spinners. It's shocking to realize we started together when "Truly Yours" and "I'll Always Love You" were current. Bobby's silky voice set the path for that smooth, Spinners' sound. R.I.P. Bobby, Pervis and Billy....so many memories...
Bobbie, you sang lead on my favorite song, "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love".. we met many times & I loved your performances. Charles Wallert-Producer/Composer
May you rest in peace...God be with you...
RIP. You are a great legend , we remember the heartfilled personality great singing and entertainment you will always be remembered. Ex wife of Walter. MOOREHEAD/Atlantic. Records
Bobbie may you rest in peace. Althought I never had an opportunity to work with you, your talent will be truly missed. Aka/ Goldie Love
Bobbies kindness, loyalty and generosity will be missed. He's singing with the angels now
We Thank God for Bobbie Smith who shared his God given talents with all the world while making so many people happy through song. May God Bless the Smith Family.
May you rest in peace Mr.Smith as your music will live on forever. I had the pleasure of meeting you and your son once after a concert and it was great! I will never forget all the great music and perfomances I've seen of you and the Spinners. You will be truly missed. May the Lord provide your family with the comfort and strength to endure this time of sorrow. On behalf of the entire Shoulders family,to the Smith family and the Spinners, you have our deepest sympathy. God Bless.
Mr. Bobbie Smith , Thank you for the style that you gave to the Spinners, I love the Group . May you continue to perform in heaven for our GOD & the ANGELS in the Heavenly choir .
My love of music, as well as my life in music, was enhanced by my encounters with Bobbie and The Spinners. From Atlantic Records back to WDAS-FM, and watching you work with Linda Creed and Thom Bell, Thank You Bobbie and your Band Of Brothers for gifting our souls. Primus Robinson.
Thanks for all of those Great years on the road Bobbie. I will never forget them or you. RIP Fred (Tudlum) Adams
RIP You will continue to live on through your music
I was a promotion person for Atlantic for 17 years. I was hired in the morning and that afternoon Greg Hamilton from FM 100 [Memphis] gave me my first add ever. It was The Spinners. Worked several shows and they were always the best. RIP Bobbie Smith. Thanks for the music and thanks for the memories. The pleasure was all mine.
Safe, peaceful transition Bobby. Thanks for the great music.
Stephen Ferrone (Drums AWB)
Rest In Paradise Brother Bobbie. My condolences go out to the family. He'll surely be missed.
The music will miss you.
Former art director, Atlantic Records
May you find comfort that he is in Paradise! My prayers for the family. Thank you Bobbie for some of the sweetest songs ever!. Chrissy Allerdings Atlantic Studios
We know God always take the best. Heaven is making their own Mass Choir, it will be the best. Remember the good times, and lean on God for strength. Be blessed
To the Family of Bobbie Smith, it was a pleasure working with Bobbie and the Spinners when I was employed at Atlantic Records.We spent a lot of good quality times together, and I will never forget the golden voices of the group.
May he RIP.
Barbara J. Harris
New York City
My prayers go out to the family in this time of sorrow. I grew up listening to the Spinners and they will always be a part of my life. R.I.P Bobbie, you will be missed.
I fell in love with Tony Lopez listening to Mr. Smith sing "I'll Be Around" - I was 16 and The Spinners were, and still are, my No. 1 group. Thank you for making music so magical.
Family be Blessed at home rest in please
May God Bless his family and keep his soul. His music will live forever
My brother you were one of the great people in my life. You aiways treated me with respect and kindness , may you be remembered always. Rest my friend for a little while because God now have another job for you
To the Spinners and Family of Bobbie Smith. May God's peace comfort you at this time. His music will live on forever!
To Vanessa and the Family: Your father was an inspiration for me and many other aspiring singers. His smooth baritone leads will never be forgotten. May God be pleased with his impact on the world. Praying for you comfort during this time of loss. RIP Bobbie
I have followex the Spinners all of my life. I have always enjoyed their music. But God needed another voice in heaven. May God bless and keep your family in your time of sorrow.
bobbie, rest in peace. susan glazer
The Family of Bobbie Smith
When your heart is empty,filling it with
happy memories can help you find your smile.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Julie B/Atlantic Records
RIP,We will miss you.
A MIGHTY LOVE from my family to yours. God shall keep you close to him.
Your music will live forever. Our prayers
and thoughts are with you family
Jerry Greenberg Former President Atlantic Records
Thanks for the wonderful memories!
May the family of one of the greatest entertainers Bobby Smith find comfort in the arms of Jesus. May his soul rest in peace .
I pray that the peace and love of God engulfs Bobbie's family during their time of sorrow.
were gonna miss you Bobbie,now you can keep ur daughter Chee Chee in line up in heaven..and we will keep our eyes on Ronnie to make sure he's alright!
rest in peace our brother
Oh no. The world has lost too many great vocalists in the past months. Damon Harris, Richard Street and Bobbie who was THE voice of The Spinners. Always there and instantly recognisable. Truly 'One of A Kind' - kepp 'em entertained in heaven Bobbie. Truly yours, Steve Weaver UK.
Bobbie Smith is one of our greatest entertainers who ever blessed a stage. Over my many years as a radio personality in Inkster (WCHB), and Los Angeles (KGFJ and KJLH), I have had the wonderful opportunity to play the spinners hits. May God continue to keep the family in his arms. As long as I am on the air, your voice will continue to be heard.
Roland Bynum and family
Mr Curtis A Smith
May The Brother Rest In Peace!
Thanks For The Memories
Bobbie, Bless you for all the great music that you gave us over your lifetime...You will be remembered..R.I.P.
so sorry for the loss of Mr.Smith,death is never easy,but we have God's assurance that death,sorrow,and pain will soon be a thing of the past.This is a time that we all look forward to.~d~north carolina
Earth lost and heaven gain.
To the greatest Spinner of all. May God welcome you home and may he say Well done my son, well done. We will miss you but your music will live on forever, Amen.
Wayne dixon from detroit ,great job Bobby you are a champion.
Sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the Hearer of prayer at this time. Psalm 65:2
8 mileroad is where we frist met I was in a group called the originals an you were a spinner, we go back a long ways iam gona miss you brother
My prayers is with your family
Condolences to the family and may we all remember and be thankful that he used the gift God gave him -- his magnificent voice -- throughout his entire life.
Farewell Bobby, an important part of the Spinners, has gone to join his other friends of this legendary and unforgettable group lies in the arms of the Lord
Love your music especially my favorite spinning around!! May you R.i.P always
Bobbie this is the end of and Era your voice and contributions to music will never be forgotten.Pervis, Billy and now you.The spinners music will live on forever. Treaty Womack
To The Smith Family,
My deepest sympathy's on your loss. When I was about 9 or 10 years old, my Dad took me to dinner and to the Front Row in Cleveland, Ohio to see his favorite group the Spinners. We were approximately 3 rows from the front. I remember what a fantastic time I had being with my Dad and seeing the Spinners, which was my very first concert. May God give you all the strength during this difficult time. Remember, the greatest gift that God have given all of us is a memory, without it their memories would not stay alive. God Bless!
i will always remember when i was about 8yrs. old and three of the other girls on the block auditioned for you in our basement on Kendall in Detroit, thanks to Meka Campbell. You told us that if we keep on perfecting our selves that we might make it. Well I am not in the music industry but your words have stayed with me.. Thank you.Sing well in the choir for the Lord..R.I.P.
Truly a gift to the music industry and the world. My heart and prayers are with his family and friends in lifelightlove...anita
You were a good friend on earth and we're sure you'll be a good friend in Heaven.
May the God of peace and comfort be with Bobbie family in the days ahead.We really enjoyed his music.Acts24:15.
Bobbie Smith & The Spinners were one of the musical groups that inspired me to pursue music with a passion. Bobbie will live on in spirit....a great singer.
R&B Music and Bobbie Smith are synonymous.And your music and voice will be the same in our hearts.RIP
R.I.P. Bobby you will be truly missed and my sincerest sympathy to the family.
My Friend A World 'Icon Rest In Peace' Bobbie Will Truly Miss My Sympathy Goes Out To His Family And Friend Of The Music Industy,From Now On When I Hear''I,ll Be Around '' I Will Look Around For Bobbie'Bobbie Smith' Was Pure Soul Of The Spinners And Has Remained One Of The Spinners 6 Decades Of Pure Delight' But Most Of All He Was A Main Component Of The Spinners Your Phenomenal Voice Will Be Missed ' Vernon Campbell Veteran DJ 'OKC.
BOBBIE, ANOTHER LRGEND! BLESS YOUR Family and give them strength to endure!
Bobbie, your voice was a balm and a beacon that will continue to be heard and felt by lovers of the V.S.O.P. top-shelf level of jazz-drizzled soul-pop music for generations to come. It was an honor and a pleasure to help document your group via liner note essays for Rhino's official inaugural CD reissues of your brothers' The Spinners' first classic four albums for Atlantic Records. Thank you for sharing so generously with me your time and tales at my service of such great music - love-woven strains that will without a doubt live on forever... Rest in Peace.
Love and Respect,
A. Scott Galloway
There is no better group. I LOVE the Spinners. Vanessa & Amanda you are in prayers. Thoughts of you both are often. God Bless. Peace & Love
There is no better group. I LOVE the Spinners. Vanessa & Amanda you are in prayers. Thoughts of you both are often. God Bless. Peace & Love
Hard 2 believe or accept. One of the sweetest/nicest persons I've met. And... a Gentleman. I will miss you Bobby. RIP
I send my condolences 2 Bobby's family. I grew up listening 2 the "Spinner's" along w/the "ole school music" ov the 70's. Its so hard 2 let go ov these "Legends ov the 20th & 21st Century" those old records (45's) is music & people that will never be "replaced" its a joy & sadness when those good ole' days ballards come on the radio & it takes me bck 2 my childhood days..it makes me cry, but then it gives me a happy memory ov my family & good times! May Bobby R.I.P from this world, but Rejoice in Spirit in the New Horizon that God has chosen 4 us All. So, Smile Smith Family 2 know he has left his voice 4 all 2 hear, but We All Shall meet again in A Better Place!
Just found out about Bobbie and was shocked as well as sadden to hear of his passing. One of the true singers has joined the heavenly Choir.The Spinners with all their Great voices will lift heaven higher. Philippi,Bobbie,Billy,and pervis are warming up now God Bless you all for the Greatest Music. Im still singing your songs today.
Will miss Bobby's smiling face and our conversations. RIP Bobby
RIP we loved you like a brother
will surely miss you.
Rosalind and Annette
Another great one gone!!! RIP!!!!
I'll miss your physical presence. You used to make me laugh all the time at our parties. The Originals and The Spinners had some great times together. You are in great healing hands now Bobbie. You left a huge legacy and I thank God that we can continue to hear your lovely voice.
prayer to the smiths this is butch Anderson from herman garden was best friend of mark smith bobby son I want to say vannesa and your family are in my prayer
FAMILY OF BOBBIE, YOU KNOW WE LOVE YOU. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. BOBBIE WAS A "STAR".
THE STUBBS FAMILY
My Deepest Sympathies goes out to the family. Such a great man of music. R.I.P
I will miss you my brother.
RIP Bobby one of my favorite singers
Rest in peace Bobbie! One of my all time favorite singers with one of the best groups ever!
He was an inspiration to me growing up in Detroit. I loved watching him perform. A real professional.
The Musical World is in Mourning.
He is my favorite in the Spinners. LOVE his voice. Sorry to hear of his passing. He will be missed.
My all time favorite group. I fell in love with my husband listening to Bobby and the group. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and all the fans.
Dear Smith Family hello there my name is Faith Tobin and I'm a fan of your'e music.what a very nice singing voice.luv,Faith
thank you for your gift of song. i love to sing along with you every time you sing to me!
The Spinners were the best of them all, I loved them. Terry
I loved all of the Spinners records. It saddens me that one of God's angles will no sing his songs on earth but will continue to sing in heaven. What a wonderful voice. We will all miss you
Sorry to hear this...the Spinners are one my favorite groups!His suffering has come to an end..may he r.i.p. !
Like the Temptations and the Miracles,
the Spinners are becomming a part of
God's heavenly choir. Remembering you, Bobbie.
RIP Bobbie. Always loved your music.
Always loved to listen to the Spinners; Bobbie always appeared to be having a "great time"; His voice had a "joyfulness" about it. May God Bless his family....I know Bobbie is "Joyfully Singing" for God. Thank You, Bobbie for all the great sounds that rocked my soul!
RIP!!! Thank you for the music. To the family may your many memories bring you comfort. God Bless You All.
i got my first kiss at a dance in jr high when he was singing could we be falling in love. a great singer that will never be replaced
May God bless you and your family my prayers are with you always
The Spinners were a great group. "Sadie" was one of my favorite songs. He will greatly missed. Another musical Angel gone to our Father.
Please take comfort in knowing that his voice will live on forever in the hearts and souls that he has touched with his music. God Bless!
Beautiful music that will last forever. May God bless your family during this difficult time.
RIP Bobbie Smith...another part of teenage years gone...
May the music live on in our hearts and my God be with the family during this difficult time.
Loved you guys&your songs.R.I.P.Your work will live forever.
great singer the spinner RIP Bobbie Smith
Rest in power Brother Bobbie Smith, your songs will live forever !!!
We love and miss you prayers goes out to your family God Bless you
I Love the Spinners you will be missed Rest In Peace
Beautiful people make beautiful music. Another singing legend passes on, but lives forever in song. Condolences to his friends and loved ones. Always with your tunes in my mind.
Another angel joining the heavenly choir!
I grew up listening to the Spinners and to hear that Bobbie is no longer with us is like losing a dear friend. He will live in our memories forever.
God Bless you, Rest in Peace and your music will live forever.
My favorite "I'll Be Around" will live with me forever!
I only have beautiful memories when I think of the Spinners music. Rest peacefully Bobby.
Your Spirit Touched Many...."I'll B Around"....Solomon (Sol) Whitfield.....
You made singing seem easy.
WE MAY NEVER HAVE SUCH WONDERFUL SONG LYRICKS AS THE WORDS THE SPINNERS SUNG ,THIER RECORDS TAUGHT ME ABOUT LOVE BEFORE I HSD A CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE IT .GOD BLESS YOU BRO.RIP
thankyoubobbyforthegreatmusicwhile with the spinnerswe willmissyouman
My condolences to the family and band. I so much loved the Spinners' music! He had a lovely voice.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Bobbie was the best. I remember all the songs he did. Rest in peace Bobbie.
May The Smith and Spinners Family Find Comfort During This Time of Sorrow.
Bobbie was the best. I remember all the songs he did. Rest in peace Bobbie
Bobbie was just great. We will miss him. Bobbie rest in peace.
what a beautiful journey...thank you so much for sharing yourself with the world.
A true entertainer...Rest In Peace...your music will live on forever...
V.Coates Columbus OH
To The Mr. Bobbie Smith Family - With Thoughts and Prayers. The memory of Mr. Bobbie Smith and the Spinners' music will endure.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family and loved ones . May God Bless you Mr Smith. Thank you for sharing your beautiful voice and talents with us. I have listend to your music my entire life. Heaven has gained another musical angel to sing in The Heavenly Choir there. The stars always shine brighter at night when the choir of angels are singing.
As a family we grew up listening to the singing groups like the Spinners. May the family, friends, and fans of Bobbie Smith have comfort knowing that God is near those broken at heart; And those who are crushed in spirit he saves.
Beautiful music, beautiful lyrics, beautiful voice. Spinners music takes me back to the 70's & such great memories. Thank you for sharing your special magical talent.
RIP IN PEACE YOUR MUSIC WILL LIVE ON
THANKS BOBBIE FOR THE MEMORIES.
Job well done my brother. Rest in Peace.
R. Williams, MD
"It's a shame" to lose you. The choir up in Heaven just got a boost with you joining them! Thanks for the good music! RIP
Condolences to all in the loss of Bobbie, another singer who made my younger years happy.
My sincere condolence for the loss of Bobbie your dear loved one. May your fond thoughts of him bring back good memories. Peace and love to your family and friends, and to the spirit that you show. firstname.lastname@example.org
grew up listening to The spinners, great band, great music, may he RIP
My Condolences to the Smith Family. What a talented person Bobbie was, his voice of the Spinners can never be duplicated. May your family find Comfort in the God of Comfort and tender mercies. May God be a strength and help readily to be found. Psalm 46:1
I have always loved the music of The Spinners and I will miss Bobby Smith. He was my favorite and there music will always be around. My prayers for his family and friends.
I was JUST playing my Spinners cd "New & Improved" and "Mighty Love"!! I'm soo sorry to hear of this loss!! Be assured Smith family that..."Blessed are those who mourn, for they SHALL be comforted"..Matt 5:4.
His voice? OMG, he could "sang" I will never forget his voice. It's so sad that our icons of the music world are fading away. Lest We Forget!
R.I.P. BOBBY,YOUR LEGACY WILL FOREVER BE IN OUR HEART'S AS WELL AS YOUR BEAUTIFUL MUSIC.
when we get to heaven. you'll be there
God bless you and your loved ones ~ thank you for your gift of music. Rest in peace.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
thank you. my prayer are with your love one
We will miss you Bobbie,we will miss your songs and singing,R.I.P.
To the family of Mr. Bobbie Smith:
No words can express the heart felt sadness, I have to learn of Mr. Smith's passing.
I will always remember him with admiration and fondness.
God bless your family and keep you during this difficult time.
You will never die because your gift of music was shared with all of us. Rest well!!!
Your voice has been silenced, but your music will live on through your recordings. Youand the Spinners were "One Of A Kind." Your "Could It Be I'mFalling In Love," and "It Takes A Fool To Learn That Love Don't Love Nobody" are classics that will remain treasures to all of us who grew up during your musical supreme era. Rest In Peace my brother. You have earned your rest.
Loved your voice, loved the Spinners!!
Prayers going out to the family of Bobbie Smith, and the Spinners and their fans.
Rest in peace. Heaven's choir is getting better and better!
Take your eternal rest. Can remember the Spinners as a teenager at West Side High School performing, they were the best.
God Bless the entire Smith and Spinner families... and remember God's promise we will all be together again... God has promised. The music will never be lost he was Part of a Sensation!
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
I cant begin to think how many times I have played your best of,,,, I think your music is on the very top of my favorites list. You will be missed.
I was saddened to learn of Mr. Smith's passing; I have had so enjoyed the music of the Spinners for so many years. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
My favorite Spinner, you will be missed. God bless you and your family.
May you RIP in Peace .your music will live on!
Condolences and prayers to the Smith family...Thank you for the beautiful music Bobby...R.I.P.
R.I.P. I am praying for your family
Family and friends have my sincere condolences. I know Bobbie will be missed. What fond memories. May the God who gives peace be with all of YOU.Romans 15:33
May God be yoyur strength in this time of sorrow
The sound of music is a gift from God. Your voice and songs are a gift we will continue to enjoy. Death robs us of so much joy (1 Cor 15:26). May you accept my condolences at this time.
Thank you for "good" sounds! May you rest in peace!
Another part of the "soundtrack" gone silent! RIP BRO! Condolences to the family.
So sorry to hear this. I will always have a 'Mighty Love' for The Spinners music. Grew up with it, and will never forget it. RIP
Rest in Peace Mr. Smith. Your work on earth is done.
the spinners had some of the best songs ever.
I really loved his voice. Great memories from the '70's, and the groups that sang during that time. He'll never be forgotten.
Rest in peace.
Grew up on the Spinners music. What a talent. Thank You. Rest in Peace
A beautiful voice is silent... Bobby is now in God's hand, forever in our hearts. To the family you have my deepest sympathy, God will be with all of you.
I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family.
May the God of all comfort strengthen you during this time.
MAY THE CIRCLE OF FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND FANS OF "THE VOICE OF THE SPINNERS": BOBBIE SMITH HAVE COMFORT AND PEACE FROM PHILLIPPIANS 4:4-8. FIND PEACE AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE LAST LIFE PHASE:
ETERNAL LIFE. REJOICE AND GIVE THANKSGIVING TO OUR LORD FOR THE TIME
OUR LORD BLESSED US TO HAVE HIM HERE. THEN CELEBRATE THIS BEAUTIFUL HUMAN
GOD GAVE US. REMEMBER ALL THE JOY, LOVE, AND WHAT MADE HIM SPECIAL. WE ARE
BLESSED TO HAVE DVD'S, ALBUMS, AND OTHER DOCUMENTARIES THAT SO MANY OF HIS
ERA DID NOT HAVE. I HAVE THE COLLECTION
OF THE SPINNERS SONG, AND CAN SING THE LRYICS...BELEIVE ME I CAN NOT SING BUT
IT DOES NOT STOP ME. ALSO, HIS MUSIC IS KEY TO THE 70'S GENERATION DANCING
AND EXERCISE FITNESS WITH THE SPINNERS
AS THE BACKGROUND MUSIC. I FEEL AS IF
AN OLD FRIEND OF MINE HAS DIED, AND WNDERING HOW I AM GOING TO TELL MY COUSIN WHOM DOES NOT USE THE COMPUTER.
SINCERE PRAYERS AND IMMESURABLE SYMPATHY, BREN HARRELL
To the family of Bobby Smith:
Thank you for sharing your talented loved one with the world. The Spinners were, and still are, my favorite R&B group. "Love Don't Love Nobody" and "Sadie", are my two favorite songs. Rest in peace Bobby, and now take your place next to Phillipe in God's Heavenly choir.
Bobby will be remembered has being the voice of the Spinners. I listen to the spinners alamost everyday to start my mornings and relax me when I want to unwind. Thank you for your contribution to music.
THA. T WAS THE NAME OF A GIRL I FELL IN LOVE WITH
In Atlanta ga years ago
YOU SANG WHEN MUSIC WAS MUSIC.
God bless you
Great music from the heart. Remember growing up listening to the Spinners. You will be missed.
R.I.P. and thanks for the outstanding music.
BOBBIE-YOUR BEAUTIFUL VOICE WILL LIVE IN MY HEART FOREVER-HEAVEN GAINED AN ANGEL-YOU WILL BE MISSED HERE ON EARTH.
KAREN DOYLE,SARATOGA SPRINGS,NY
R.I.P. Bobbie Smith, you may be gone physically but your voice and music lives on forever. And for that, I say THANK YOU !!!
My condolences to the Smith family. Bobbie, Thank you for the music. RIP.
Yet another background to my youth is gone. RIP, Mr. Smith, and thank you for the music.
His groups songs takes me back to my North Charleston, SC days !!Good memories. RIP Mr Smith.
Class, integrity, and talent all in one. Huge appreciation for the music that was brought to us. Rest in heaven brother.
I hear The Spinners every now and again at my work, and i always point it out to my co-workers. They think im werid :]
Thanks Bobbie for the Jam Sandwich and god bless you.
Thank.you for all of your music, my high school friends roller skated our butts off to Spinners songs in the 70's, and we will be sure to play your jams at our class reunion. Your music was clean, romantic and fun. Heaven has a new choir member.
I am saddened to hear of the passing of Bobbie Smith. He gave me so many tender memories with his sweet voice. His memory will live on each time we hear those special songs. Rest in Peace Brother Bobbie! Thank you!
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Dear Smith family. May the God of all comfort be with the family during this difficult time in your lives. We all yearn for better conditions. It's refreshing to know that God's word speaks of a time when all sorrow will be gone and that mankind will live in beautiful surroundings with nothing to fear.-Isaiah 65:17,21-24.
Your music brightened my teenage years, what a wonderful talent. Heaven welcomes yet another singer, what a choir it will be!! RIP. Prayers for you and your family and friends, God bless all of you.
Loved your music you will be missed .
To the Family of Bobbie Smith. His voice may be silent but his music, is with us forever.
May God Bless you all,
Deepest condolences to the family, thank you for the music of my childhood, what great memories i have when i hear your music.
Another Motown legend passing away this year.The equally talented Mr. Bobby Smith the genuine tenor of The Spinners on Saturday March 16.Mr. Smith was a talented entertainer and singer and the consummate gentleman. I had the oppourtunity to see the group in concert at the Universal Ampitheater in 1995 and the Pala casino in 2003. I have their songs "I'll be around" and Mighty love" in my collection. I send my condoloences To Mr. Henry Fambrough and the family. R.I.P. Mr. Smith and thank you for the music.
Thank u Bobby for all the grest music. And thanks for allowing mandy and i into ur home. We will.never forget u.
God would be blessed to sing backup for you.
Bobby rest in peace. It was a joy to know u and Lorrine. We have and will neverl nevet for get it. U open ur house to mandy an i. Thank.
Sleep bro Bobby sleep.
So i we leave with these words.
AND ILL SEE U IN THE MORNING.
May the family find peace in knowing that Joy comes in the morning... We will miss Bobbie, but the beautiful music & memories will live on in the hearts of those who love him.
Bobbie you were beautiful man,loved the music.
He be miss alot the family very sorry 4 ur .
Bobby's distinctive lead voice and the group's beautiful vocal harmony have made The Spinners my favorite soul vocal group, nosing out even the great Temps.
Thank you for the great music well done.
The Smith Family:
Bobbie Smith was a "GOD" given gift to the world of music and I will always treasure the pure sound of soul. RIP BOBBIE
it was music like yours that brought us all together. thanks for sharing you passion with the world!Rest in peace;you have an eternal audience now!
One of my favorite entertainers. God bless the family.
You made so many people Smile and Happy with your songs!!! They were and are still my favorites. Thank You and God Bless all your Family. Kathy Goodhart
My sympathy to your family. may the God of all comfort help your family to endure during this time of grief.
Thanks for the music, God bless your soul,
My sincerest sympathy to the Smith Family. Music is a wonderful common denominator, that makes you think you know someone personally. Detroit, Mowtown,Grey Stone Ball Room, Motor City Arena and the 20 Grand Lounge, fun times.
Thank you Mister Smith for some of the greatest music ever. Rest in Peace and may your family be blessed and healed with the gift you gave to us and our gratefulness and support we gave the Spinners throughout your career.
As I stand in my kitchen doing dishes, I find myself singing Whenever you call,I'll be there. Luv the Spinners
To the family of Bobbie Smith a great voice is gone and will be miss. May God be with you.
Thank you for all the beautiful music Bobbie. You will forever live on in song!
Love,Love,Love, The Spinners." It's a shame" is my all time favorite song. Whenever I hear it I want to dance & sing. And my daughter feels the same way. Sending my sympathy to all of Bobbies' family,friends & fans. Will remember him fondly whenever we hear our favorite song.
One of my favorite groups to listen to in the 70's. Their music was very instrumental in bringing people together and having a great time. My favorite "The Games People Play" rest in peace.
My husband and I just saw him in concert in California back in September. May he rest in peace... The memories of the Spinners will live on forever.
Another Great Voice has been silenced!!
Thank God for the gift of the Music
left behind!....May your Family find
comfort in this Gift as well!!
I REALLY APPRECIATE THE CONTRIBUTION TO THE MANY GENERATIONS YOUR FAMILY MEMBER MADE THRU HIS MUSIC HE MADE LIFE FOR MANY ENJOYABLE AND MEMORABLE THANK YOUR FOR ALLOWING THE WORLD TO KNOW AND LOVE YOUR FAMILY MEMBER MAY GOD THRU HIS WORD THE BIBLE-ROMANS 15:4-GIVE COMFORT TO YOUR FAMILY AT THIS TIME OF SADNESS
I am so sorry to hear this. You were one of the best. You will be missed. Rest in peace.
Remember going to the see Bobbie and the Spinners at Owings Mills Music Theater outside of Baltimore back in the day. One of the great Soul groups of all time. Rest in peace.
RIP Bobby, we'll miss your sweet voice.
You were a very talented and congenial man. We who are fans of the Spinners shall miss you. May God rest your soul and give you a home in His kingdom -- till we all meet again.
now you singing for jesus.R.I.P BOBBY.
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Bobbie Smith. I knew this day would come when I least expected. The Spinners, put no other's above you! Thanks for more smiles and pleasurable moments than I can remember. Yes, even more than the Stylistics. You, Phillipe Wynn & Russell Thompkins, Jr.. The great voices of the 70's. R.I.P.!
R.I.P ur songs from the early days will live for ever MR .DAB IN HAMPTON VA.
May God grant the family peace at this time. Loved the Spinners, they were truly a part of my life.
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.
Your soulful voice will be remembered.
What a beautiful voice! I loved that kind of music, that sound was so full of love. Rest in peace brother.
Rest in Peace and be ready to sing with the heavenly choir. Loved the "Spinners" soul is mostly gone but you gave it the best.PEACE
RIP, my friend. Hanging out with the Spinners in the '70s and '80s was so much fun! I will never forget any of you wonderful gentlemen!! Yvonne (DC)
I'll always remember the song..."Could it be I'm falling in Love"! I was in junior high school then... wonderful time for great R&B music! My condolences to the family and the remaining Spinners.
Loved "It's a Shame" and "I'll Be Around"
My sincere condolences to the Smith Family. Thanks for the Music Bobbie.
Family and Group Members
What a wonderful voice Bobbie! We just attended a 70 Dance this past Saturday in Richmond, VA at the Hobson Lodge on Brockrock Rd. the music was fantastic and brought back many memories. The greatest couple was the man and lady that had the patched brown, beige and tan outfits that matched. Go VSU Trojan for the VUU Panther. Sure hope they DO It Again, soon. Spin on Spinner you have given so much joy and fun with the excellent music tracks, thanks. God has received you in his arms and you now have eternal life singing in the most highest of high choir.
may you enjoy yourself in soul heaven R.I.P.
To the family: Please know he gave much to many! He was my innocent youth trying to grow up. He is singing loud and clear in heaven. Don't be sad. God knowes best.
The Spinners was one of my favorite groups. Beautiful music. Wonderful singers! Thanks for the memories!
To the family of Bobbie Smith:
You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Bobbie. No words can express how we feel when losing a loved one. Death is unnatural, that is why it is difficult to deal with.
God promises to undue the problems Adam brought on the human family. By means of God's kingdom, his son Jesus' ransom sacrifice will remove the conditions of sin, suffering, and death. What a time that will be!
May God help you through this difficult time.
A great , great voice from a great, great group is now silenced. Your voice had it's own distinct sound that commanded attention though so soft. The way you would
SING a story or a thought was just downright unique !! The
Spinners will always remain as one of my top three R&B
groups of all time. God has called you home. Thanks for
the music and the memories, now Rest in Peace.
My prayers go out to the smith family RIP.
Thank you for the music Bobbie.
Always will love your music. RIP
Am 62 years young,still listen to your music.always beautiful and meaningful.
There will never be another,like u gone but not forgotten.
I remember the first concert at the Southern Theatre to see the Spinners and the Four Tops back in the early 1970's in Cols OH. I will treasure the real R & B music of this famous true legend Bobbie Smith. My hearts goes out to the family and always treasure the fond memories of his legacy!
My condolences to the Smith family.
May God provide you with the strength and peace you need to endure the days ahead.
~Psalms 46:1-"God is for us a refuge and strength a help that is readily to be found during difficult times."
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Always loved your voice. HH
Sweet Memories. RIP Bobbie