William R. Smith
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Funeral services for William Robert (Bobby) Smith, 59, Florence, will be 2 p.m. today at Shackelford Funeral Chapel, Collinwood, Tenn., with Caleb Cunningham officiating. Interment will follow at Railroad Cemetery with Shackelford Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be today from noon-2 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers are Josh Stults, Tres Hill, Bobby Wilson, Steve Burns, Jason Davis, and Tim Austin.
Bobby, a native of Florence, passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital. He was preceded in death by his father, William L. Smith; and sisters, Elizabeth Burns and Lois Jean Wilson.
Bobby was formerly employed at Angelica in Collinwood.
He is survived by his only child, Wendy Smith Franks, Madison, Ala.; mother, Betty L. Smith; sisters, Faye (Steve) Davis, Susan (Tracy) Stults, and Nancy Reed, all of Florence; grandchildren, Tres Hill, Haley Hill, and Hannah Hill.
Bobby was a loving man with a huge heart, a passion for fishing, gardening, and the outdoors. He was a man that was loved by his family and will deeply be missed. Not a minute will pass that we will not miss your sweet face.
Published in Florence Times Daily on Nov. 16, 2013