Robert L. "Bob" Smith

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Robert Lee (Bob) Smith was born in Houston Texas on January 2, 1935 and died on October 15, 2016 in Spring, Texas after fighting a difficult battle with mixed Vascular Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. Robert Lee "Bob" was born to Ruth Gardner (Smith) Levelle and Claude Smith. He spent his years growing up on the North Side of Houston, with his very close family comprised of Grandpa, Grandma, numerous Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. Although he was an only child, he had many, many siblings. His early years were also the time he began his long, loving relationship with Jesus Christ.

He met Gwendolyn in Houston, Texas and they married on October 27, 1952. Bob was an electrician by trade and they started their family in the very early years of marriage. With a desire to move his family to the country, they moved to Conroe, in South Montgomery County, Texas. He continued to commute to Houston, working as an electrician with State Neon Sign Company. It wasn't long before his dream to have his own business began to formulate. His love for food and fellowship with people, made the decision of what kind of business, a pretty simple one. His plan for a restaurant was patterned after a cousin's Bar-b-que place in East Texas, selling Pit Smoked Bar-B-Que and Cider. Thus, the beginning of, Bob's Frontier Bar-B-Q. Many people in and around the Conroe area began calling him "Mr. Bob" and he was well known for his beard, his blue eyes and his hearty laugh. His integrity, love of food, antique cars, and also his love for horses was never a secret to anyone. He never met a stranger in his life and had many loyal customers to the restaurant until it closed. He furthered his business by beginning "Little Dude Mini Storage" that remains a thriving business today after 25 years.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Gwendolyn J Smith along with 4 children, sons Robert "Patrick" Smith and John Steven Smith; daughters Mona Cannon and husband Hoagy, and Melonie Harrell and husband Mark; eleven grandchildren Tiffany Merriweather and husband Jason, Joshua Smith and wife Katy, Jacob Paul Smith, Brandon Harrell and wife Elizabeth, Daniel Lee Harrell, Tara Acker and husband Matthew, Monica Finch, Adam Finch, Philip Finch, Nicolas Finch, Johnathan Smith and nine great Grandchildren whom he loved dearly along with a host of devoted friends.

Visitation with family and friends will be Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m. at Metcalf Funeral Directors. Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Metcalf Funeral Directors. Internment will immediately follow at East Sandy Cemetery, Mew Waverly, Texas. The family would like to extend special acknowledgement and appreciation to: The caregivers at Grace Elderly Care Home, Seasons Hospice, along with Barbara Moulder and Leroy Doakes. Donations can be made to: Grace Elderly Care Home, 25914 Oak Ridge Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380 in memory of Mr. Smith.

Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation. Give heed to the voice of my cry, My King and my God, for to you I will pray. My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning I will direct it to You, and I will look up. Psalm 5:1-3


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Published on yourconroenews.com from Oct. 17 to Oct. 30, 2016
Arrangements under the direction of:
Metcalf Funeral Directors
1801 East White Oak Terrace | Conroe, TX 77304 | (936) 756-3311
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