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Robert Gayle Smith Sr.

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Robert Gayle Smith, Sr., a longtime Peninsula resident, died Sunday, April 14, 2013 at the age of 72. He served in the Virginia National Guard and was an auditor with the U.S. Navy, Civil Service, for 17 years.
Bob was a graduate of Old Dominion University. His passions included hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Deal Smith; two sons, Robert G. Smith, Jr. (Christina) and their son, Sam, all of Lanexa, and Ryan T. Smith (Meaghan) and their son, Luke, all of Alexandria; a sister, Martha Johnson of Bedford, Pa.; a brother, R. Paul Smith (Emily) of Alexandria, La.; a brother-in-law, Dr. Walter F. Deal III (Mary) of Yorktown and their son, Frank Deal, of Salem; and a sister-in-law, Stephanie B. Smith of Suffolk. He was preceded in death by his parents, S.A. and Carmeta Smith, and his brother, Samuel A. Smith.
Graveside services will be private. The family will receive friends 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 at the Freight Shed, Yorktown Beach.
The family request that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to Children's Cancer Center, c/o CHKD, P.O. Box 2156, Norfolk, Va. 23501.
Arrangements by W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home, Newport News. Please leave condolences at www.wjsmithandsonfh.com and www.vagazette.com
Published in Virginia Gazette from Apr. 17 to May 16, 2013
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