Robert Smith

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35 Railroad Street Plymouth OH 44865 8/30/2011 17:00:00

8/31/2011 11:00:00

Robert D. Smith, age 86, a lifelong resident of Plymouth, Ohio passed away on Friday, August 26, 2011 at the Hillside Acres Nursing Home in Willard, Ohio. He was born on July 6, 1925 in Richmond Township, Ohio to the late Charles and Emma “Kate” (Biller) Smith. The youngest of thirteen, Bob was a graduate of Willard High School and Heidelberg College. He played shortstop in the Cleveland Indians Farm System. Bob served his country as an army veteran of WWII.
He was employed at the Autocall in Shelby until his retirment in 1987. He was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Plymouth and the Shiloh American Legion. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s school and sports activities, bowling and Plymouth High School basketball games.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Smith; one son, Rob (Marcella) Smith; two granddaughters, Taylor and Carly Smith and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents and twelve brothers and sisters.
Friends may call on the Secor Funeral Home in Plymouth, Ohio on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 from 5:00-8:00 PM. The Funeral will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Plymouth, Ohio at 11:00 AM with Rev. Carol Kilgore officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Shiloh, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made out to the Plymouth/Shiloh Athletic Boosters or to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at


beardie - Sep 1, 2011

rob sorry for your lost.

Dawn Murray - Aug 31, 2011

Rob and family,
So sorry to hear of the passing of your father, he was a wonderful man and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
Dawn, Alex and Samantha Murray

Mark Hammerstein - Aug 30, 2011

I always deeply admired the special relationship you and your dad shared. His legacy will live on proudly in and through you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Donald "Dutch" Buss Family - Aug 30, 2011

Mary and Family. Bob was such a kind man I have known since I was very young. The stories of Bob and my Father “Dutch Buss” playing ball I have long cherished. From my Family to yours our deepest sympathy. R.I.P. Bob.

Penny Ebersole - Aug 30, 2011

Mary,Rob,Marcella and family; I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of each other. Remember all the good times. Know that he is with his brothers, sisters and parents and what a grand time they must be having. Take care. I am thinking of you.

Mary Lou Briner - Aug 30, 2011

Rob, I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I remember him always being so nice to me as you and I were watching Benny Hill or talking Indian’s baseball. I am very sorry for your loss and hope that you and your family will focus on the happy memories you have of him. Take care – Mary Lou Briner Columbus, OH.

collins family - Aug 30, 2011

our deepest sympathy and condolences to your family.

Bob and Jackie Felter - Aug 29, 2011

Rob and Marcella and girls,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your dad and grandpa. Cherish all the wonderful memories you have. Bob and Jackie Felter

Rick Hawkins - Aug 29, 2011

Mary & Rob-
My deepest sympathies and condolences on the passing of Bob. I will always remember his kindness, as he was a great person and leader in the Plymouth-Shiloh Community. I still remember seeing him sitting in the stands cheering us on at our high school basketball games. He will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rick Hawkins, Ashburn, VA.

Dawn Doty - Aug 29, 2011

Rob and family: It’s impossible to replace a good shortstop…I hope you will all be able to remember your dad/father in law/grandpa for years to come with great memories and stories…anyone who raised such a thoughtful, interested and sincere son/dad had to be a wonderful person.

Kathy Griffith - Aug 29, 2011

Rob – I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mike and Trish Tracey - Aug 29, 2011

Dear Mary and Rob,
We were very sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. We will always remember the kindness your family gave to us when we first moved to Plymouth. Bob was a wonderful person and we are sure he will be missed.

Dave and Laura Kelly - Aug 29, 2011

Rob, Marcella, Taylor, and Carly,
We are so sorry to learn about the loss of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of sorrow.

Sandy & Harles Gibson - Aug 29, 2011

Rob and Mary, We have lost a great friend and God has added another one to his Kingdom.
We lived next door to you guys for a long time.
Sandy and I have the best memories of Bob and Mary. Without a doubt, The best neighbor ever.
I visited Bob about two weeks ago, We had a nice
visit and talked about old times.
Bob will be missed by all that knew him.
I think Bob and Mary for being our friend. God Bless.

John Neighbarger - Aug 29, 2011

Rob, Sorry to hear of your dad’s passing, I know the two of you you were very close. I am sure you and your family are filled with years of great memories. You are in my prayers.

heather robinson - Aug 29, 2011

I only started working at hillside a few weeks ago, but bob always made me smile. I will definitely miss him

Don "Gene" & Sherry Fidler and family - Aug 29, 2011

Mary, Rob and family,
Words cannot describe the sadness we felt when learning of Bob’s passing. The good times we shared as neighbors will forever be etched in our minds. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Don “Gene” and Sherry Fidler and family

Ruth Ann Barber - Aug 28, 2011

So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a fantastic person. Mary and Rob my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Margie Parsons Hoover Earick - Aug 28, 2011

Rob and Marcella, so sorry to read of your dad’s passing. my prayers are witrh you all.

- Aug 28, 2011

Dear Mary and Rob and Family,
Our sincerest sympathy in your loss. One of the most kind and gentle spirits we have ever known, Bob will be missed by many and by the whole communities of Plymouth and Shiloh. Please know that you will be in our prayers.
Max and Linda Caywood
The Villages. Florida

Gloria Powers - Aug 28, 2011

Mary and family,
So sad to hear of the loss of such a wonderful man, he was thought of highly by everyone that he met. He will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kim Gibson Barnett - Aug 28, 2011

Rob and Marcella,
I was fortunate to be your neighbor as a little girl. Bob picked plenty of apples for me or would laugh when he’d catch me sneaking off with one! He chased our balls and taught me plenty about basketball foul shots and softball. Rob-the apple sure didn’t fall far from the tree, you are as generous as your dad!
When I think Big Red Basketball, I think of Bob and Mary. There is no doubt in my mind, they have been to more games (girls and boys) than anyone in Plymouth, OH. They were constants at the games and I looked forward to seeing them at all. This is our time to give Thanks to Bob (and Mary) for the contributions they have made to this community and to me personally.

Kathy Dickson - Aug 28, 2011

Uncle Bob was a “great” uncle… but that “great” implied nothing but super duper uncle in all of our lives, not “extended” family. There was nothing distant about Bob and Mary in our lives; they have continued to be a rock and the glue of all the Smiths, reminding us of our heritage and sharing love, kindness and compassion with everyone. Bob was witty, wise, young at heart, and loving… he will be greatly, greatly missed.

Maureen "Mo" South - Aug 28, 2011

I am very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was one of my favorite people to work with and talk to. He was a delightful, determined, and caring man. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Barb Gerber - Aug 27, 2011

So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I am still so suprised about this.
He will be missed by so many, he was such a wonderful person.
I know I have only known him just shy of two years but I am so glad that I had the opportunity to care for him and your mom the last few years of his life.
My thoughts and prayers and with you and your family at this difficult time.