Smith, Robert Harrell

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Robert Harrell Smith at age 83 of Blacksburg, VA left home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 6th, 2022. He was born in Palatka, FL on April 15, 1939.

After graduating high school he was a certified small engine mechanic. Then.. passion struck at its deepest roots and in 1978 he married Myrna F. Smith at “Say I Do!” Chapel in Orlando, FL. Robert Smith surrendered his life, heart, and soul to Jesus, and for over 50 years he sang and played the guitar bringing pure delight to the Lord’s ears. He loved his wife, family, and dogs with all his heart. Mr. Smith also enjoyed the outdoors as fishing became the one true getaway he enjoyed.

Robert Smith was preceded in death by his mother Christie Smith, best friend Charlie Pinner, daughter Teresa Altizer, granddaughter Kathy Balcom, and grandson Matthew Altizer.

He is survived by his faithful and loving wife (of 47 years) Myrna F. Smith, brother Jim Smith (Humble, TX), son Dr. Michael Lee Smith & Dr. Jesica S. Smith (Dublin, VA). Daughters Sharon Stender (Rocky Hill, CT), Sharon Smith (Blacksburg, VA), Donna & James Underwood (Christiansburg, VA), Elizabeth & Ron Dowdy (TV), Grandchildren Shannon Smith & Shelley Flood (Christiansburg, VA), Michael Brandon Smith “Grandpa Onetimes Helper” (Dublin, VA), Donald Smith (East Hartford, CT), Reuel Masloq (PHIL), Richard Roberts (CO), Jann Collado (PHL), Alexandra Stender (AZ), Rhyanne Masloq (PHL), A.J Stender (New Britain, CT), Roshayne Maslog (PHI), Becky Sanders (CT). Great Grandchildren Ian Smith, Ashton Smith, Kaylee Smith, Dakota Smith, Nihl Vivo, Arrio Maslog, Chill Vivo, Debin, Cayden, Zoe, Shyana, Gaven, Tavie, Richie, Naomi, and Wyatt.

A memorial is planned for Thursday May 12th, 2022 @ 11am. Location: Roselawn Memorial Gardens Christiansburg, VA. Contributions made to his wife.