Robert Allen Smith, 70, passed away at his home in Blountstown, Florida, on Wednesday, January 23, 2013.
Robert was born in Blountstown on October 29, 1942, and graduated from Blountstown High School. He worked as a carpenter for many years before going to work for Blountstown Supply where he worked for 15 years. Later, Robert went to work at Tatum’s Hardware where he worked until the time of his illness. He was an active member of Rivertown Community Church. His passion was God’s word and sharing it with others. He spent 31 years teaching Bible study classes at area prisons, leading Sunday school classes and small groups. He was a loving husband and a fun-loving father and grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow and Beneva Smith, and two infant grandchildren, Rocky Justice and Clara Dawn Phinney.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 50 years, Clara Smith, and their children, Pauline Schrock and husband, Duane, of Fairhope, Alabama, Paul Smith and wife, Melody, of Blountstown, Florida, Pamela Detweiler and husband, Philip, of Blountstown, and April Phinney and husband, Tony, also of Blountstown; grandchildren, Matthew, Jennifer, and Zachary Schrock, Noelle, Cameron, and Karis Smith, Katie, Karissa, and Caleb Detweiler, and Brett and Jacob Phinney.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 26, at Rivertown Community Church in Blountstown with Reverend Kevin Yoder officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, January 25, in the church Life Center.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Gideons International, P. O. Box 765, Blountstown, Florida 32424.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements (phone 674-5449). Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com.