Bobby Lee Smith, Sr., 85, of Lodi, CA went unexpectedly to be with his Lord on April 19, 2021. He was born November 2, 1935 to Elzie Bentley Smith and Glenna Purdle Smith in Carlisle Arkansas, the youngest of 9 siblings.
Bob celebrated 65 yrs in work and retirement with the Operating Engineers Local 3.
He is survived by wife, Betty Smith of Lodi and were to celebrate 65 yrs of marriage this August; son, Bob (Janet) Smith Jr, of Lodi; granddaughter, Erin (Wade) Caffrey of Carlsbad, CA; and three great grandchildren, Aria, Gideon & Cian.
Bob and Betty attended First Baptist Church in Lodi. Those of you who knew Bob, know he was an avid baker, grower of a fine garden, and best recognized for his homemade "Almond Roca" which he shared with many throughout the community. Bob's passion was "doing for others" with a giving heart!
A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church, 267 N Mills Ave, Lodi, CA on May 8, 2021 at 10:30am. Reception to follow at another location.
Published in Lodi-News Sentinel from Apr. 30 to May 6, 2021.