Robert Charles Smith
1933 - 2020
Robert Charles Smith

March 19, 1933 - September 15, 2020

Robert Charles Smith, 87, also known as "Diamond Bob", passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. Bob was born on March 19, 1933, to Charles M. Smith and Ruth Smith in New Lexington, Ohio.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Karen M. Smith of Forest; his two sons, Rob Smith (Heather) of Forest, Va., LTC Brad Smith, retired (Ami) of Clarksville, Tenn, and a brother, Roger Smith. Bob also leaves behind many cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Bob spent his career of 30+ years in the Nuclear Industry working for Babcock & Wilcox. He was a proud member of Timberlake United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers please consider Timberlake United Methodist Church.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. at Timberlake United Methodist Church, 21649 Timberlake Rd., Lynchburg, VA 24502.

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Published by The News & Advance from Sep. 17 to Sep. 20, 2020.
Memorial service
Timberlake United Methodist Church
21649 Timberlake Rd., Lynchburg, Virginia
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Karen and family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Bob was certainly a very special “diamond”. May God give you comfort and healing during this very difficult time.
Dianne and Wiley Nash
Dianne and Wiley Nash
September 17, 2020
Those who knew Bob, know he could be a little cantankerous. There was another side I learned as we became friends spanning 30 years. I was working with Bob in Parks Township-Apollo, Pa. It came a really awful snow, but he and I made it to work. We were the only ones there. He told me that after work, he wanted to go to mall. Being nosy, and as there was a foot of snow on the ground, I asked why. He said "I like to watch the kids sit on Santa's lap". That was Bob. He was first at my home when my daughter was born; there when one of my stepsons wanted to go to WestPoint, and there when that same stepson passed away. The name Diamond Bob, came from his work with Diamond Power and reactor control rod drives, but for me, Bob was a diamond because of who he was in his heart....
Tim Allsep
September 17, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Bill and Dale Torrence
September 16, 2020
Bob was a wonderful person, he always had a smile on his face and cheery remark to all he saw . He loved his wife and it showed in all he did . He loved his church,
I saw him at every event, service and celebration we had for as long as I can remember.
“Well done thy good and faithful Servant “
Lots of love and prayers for Karen and his family. He will be greatly missed !

Justine and Ken Kiger
Justine Kiger
September 16, 2020
Bob was a beautiful person. I enjoyed singing in the TUMC choir with him and Karen. He will be missed by friends and family.
Cindy Calhoun
September 16, 2020