Robert Smith


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, May 14, 2018
Henderson Barker Funeral Home West Liberty
205 E. Third St, PO Box 46
West Liberty, Iowa, United States

Funeral Service

10:30 am
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
West Liberty United Methodist Church
113 East Fifth Street
West Liberty, Iowa, United States


Oak Ridge Cemetery
North Calhoun St.
West Liberty, Iowa, United States

Obituary of Robert LeRoy Smith

West Liberty, Iowa

Robert L. Smith, 92, passed away peacefully Friday, May 11, 2018 at the Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty surrounded by his family.  

Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the West Liberty United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held Monday from 4 to 7 P.M. at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home, West Liberty. Burial will be in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, West Liberty. Online condolences may be made to the family at Memorials may be made to West Liberty Fire and Rescue, West Liberty United Methodist Church and Iowa City Hospice.

Robert was born December 15, 1925 on the family farm near West Liberty. He was  the son of Earl and Della (Kramer) Smith. Bob was a graduate of West Liberty High School.

On June 1, 1947 he was united in marriage to Ruthetta Merchant at the Cedar Valley United Methodist Church, West Liberty.

He had farmed for 6 years and later worked for S/M Service Company for 36 years. Bob was a member of the United Methodist Church, past Explorer Scout Leader, Lions Club, volunteer fireman for 29 years and a member of the West Liberty Golf and Country Club. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, playing cards and gardening.

Survivors include his four children: Joanne (Ted) Gladden of Green Valley, Arizona, Dennis (Jean) Smith of Lake Lillian, Minnesota, Janine (Jim) Johnson of Des Moines, Iowa, and Doug (Linda) Smith of Phoenix, Arizona. 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Brother: Kenneth Smith of West Liberty and sister in law: Betty Smith of West Liberty. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife: Ruthetta, sisters: Betty Weinard and Ethel Burnett, brothers: Frank, Wayne and Rodney.

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