Robert "Bob" J. Smith


ROBERT “BOB” J. SMITH, age 77, of Piqua, passed away at Brookdale Senior Living, Dementia Unit, Troy, OH. on Friday Aug. 18, 2017 at 8:55 PM. He was born February 18, 1940 in Somerset, KY to the late Henry and Effie (Hines) Smith. He married Darlene B. Cummins on March 24, 1962 in Piqua, OH. She preceded him in death in 2002.

He is survived by one daughter: Lisa & Neils Bray, Piqua, one son: Rob & Sharon Smith Fayetteville, NC, siblings: Maxine Wooten, KY, Wanda Westmoreland, FL, Karolyn Shepherd, FL, Shirley Stone, OH, Gene Smith, OH, two grandchildren: Kendra Bray, Piqua, Dr. Jordan Bray, Piqua, four step grandchildren: Tanya McGuire, TX, Antonio Fisher, IN, Dustin Fisher, OK, Spring Stafford, NC, several step great-grandchildren, and several step great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by siblings: Andy Smith, Hardin Smith, Ellen Cromer, Alta Absher, Iva Smith, Mae Goode & Pete Smith.

Bob worked at Miami Industries, and then was a butcher for Val Decker Packing Company until their closure. He then became owner of Bob Smith Trucking and then Bob Smith Plumbing. Mr. Smith never advertised his plumbing business. He had many-many customers and thrived with his business through word of mouth. Bob was also very honest and a great humanitarian. He quietly helped the elderly and poor with little to no charge. After the passing of his beloved wife, Bob spent a lot of time in Florida, with his siblings, fishing. It was one of his greatest joys. He was also an enormous Cincinnati Reds Fan. 

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday Aug. 23, 2017 at 1:30 PM at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua, OH with Pastor Steven Smitley officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua, OH. Calling hours will be Tuesday 5-7 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Miami County Animal Shelter 1110 N. County Road 25-A Troy, OH. 45373 or Piqua Compassion Network 531 W. Ash St. Piqua, OH 45356.

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Wednesday August 23, 2017 at 1:30 P.M.

646 W. High Street, Piqua, OH, 45356

Funeral services will be held on at at with the Pastor officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua, OH. Calling hours will be at. Memorial contributions may be made to Condolences to the family may be expressed at

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The Satterfields

Lisa , Neils and family -
Our hearts break for you at the loss of such a fun-loving, great guy . We pray that your happy memories carry you through this terrible sorrow . I know we have such super memories of Bob and will cherish them always ....NEVER will I EVER flush left-overs , nor will I ever forget Bob's thoughtful , selfless kindness when he rescued me right after his back surgery . We will both always appreciate all the conversations with Bob ....just the sound of his voice brought a smile to our faces . Sympathy , strength and peace to all ....Love each and every one of you -
Graydon and Angie

 Posted August 22, 2017 - 3:13pm
Cindy Ross

Lisa, I am so sorry to hear about Bobs passing. He was a great man, I have fond memories of him. Sending prayers to you, Neil's, and the kids.

 Posted August 21, 2017 - 5:44pm
Tim and Connie Barnhart

Lisa and family we just want to say how very sorry we are for the passing of your dad God's plan is not to question. Your is reunited with Mom now and many other loved ones and has clear mind and thoughts. May you have peace knowing you took the best care of him much love.

 Posted August 20, 2017 - 4:19pm

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