Robert Smothers

Obituary
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In loving memory of

Robert Frank Smothers

July 18, 2014

Robert Frank Smothers, 79, of Fort Myers, FL went to be with the Lord on July 18, 2014 at the Hospice House in Fort Myers, FL. He was born in Aberdeen, SD on January 2, 1935 to Roy and Hazel Smothers. He graduated from Washington High School in Sioux Falls, SD in 1953 and from Coin Electrical School in Chicago in 1954. He then joined the U.S. Navy for three years where he served his country during the Korean Conflict. Bob was employed with General Electric Company for thirty eight years, most recently in Evansville, IN, as a Sales Engineer. Bob and his wife, Barbara, moved to Fort Myers, FL, in 2003 as full time residents. Bob loved to shoot sporting clay and to attend Bible Studies. He was a member of McGregor Baptist Church and the Joint Heirs Life Group.

Bob leaves behind his loving wife, Barbara Sly Baxter Smothers and his daughter, Patricia Evans of Marysville, OH. His step children include Stacey (Neal) Schneider and Steven (Kathy) Baxter. He has three grandchildren, Christy (Paul) Young, Jeffrey Evans, and Jennifer Evans. His step granchildren include Jared (Dixxie) Schneider, Ben Schneider, Joel Schneider, Jordan Baxter, Jacob Baxter and Andrew Baxter. He also has three great grandchildren Olivia Young and Elijah and Miriam Schneider. He also has two surviving sisters Helen Julson of Bismark, ND and Maryann (David) Wilson of Florence, KY. Bob's first wife, Maren Marie Smothers, preceeded him in death in 1986.

A memorial service will be held at McGregor Baptist Church on July 21, 2014 at 11:00 am.

No flowers please. Memorials may be sent to McGregor Baptist Church at 3750 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33966 or Hospice House at 9470 Healthpark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.



Published in The News-Press on July 20, 2014
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