Robert E. Smith

December 19, 2015

Robert Eugene Smith, 82, of Frankfort, died Saturday, December 19, 2015 at Signature Health Care at Parkwood in Lebanon.  He was born on July 12, 1933 in Tipton County to Harold & Pauline (Coffman) Smith.  Bob’s first marriage was to Sara Huffer and they divorced.  In January of 1964 he married Marilyn Sue Turner and she survives.

Mr. Smith was a mechanic and auto technician for the Albert “Prep” Laughner dealership in Frankfort for many years.  He then spent over 20 years at Rohn prior to retirement.  He was a 1951 graduate of Michigantown High School and served in the US NAVY as a Boiler Technician from 1952-1960 on the USS Noa during the Korean War.  He enjoyed fishing, coon & deer hunting, birds, squirrels and bowling along with camping on the Wabash River.  He also enjoyed his dog Rowdy.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association.

Visitation and Services

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Rev. Craig Overman will officiate. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park.

Survived by:

Surviving along with his Wife: Marilyn Sue Smith of Frankfort are his Son: Alan (Wife-Diane) Smith of Forest; 2 Step Sons: Wayne Goodnight of Crawfordsville & Marshall (Wife-Dinah) Goodnight of Frankfort; 2 Step Daughters: Mary (Husband-Randy) Inman of Frankfort & Shirley (Husband-Richard) Bilderback of Crawfordsville; 2 Brothers: Jerry (Wife-Wanda) Smith of Kokomo & Richard Smith of Florida; 9 Grandchildren, 25 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandson.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jana Smith along with his parents.


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7 Condolences for “Robert E. Smith”

  1. Carolyn Cardwell December 20, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Sue my Prayers are with you and may God give you the strength you need in the days ahead. I am sending my love to you and the family.

  2. Ron & Erilda Coleman December 21, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Marshall & Dinah & family – so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort. God Bless – Erilda & Ron Coleman, Foley, AL

  3. Jerry Stinson December 22, 2015 at 5:27 am

    Big Al sorry to hear about your dad. If you need any thing let me know.

  4. Jacque Clements December 22, 2015 at 9:27 am

    John and I are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We have always thought so much of both of you and the friendship we shared. While our lives grew apart, our memories of our times together have never grown dull. May you find peace and strength in the days ahead. Our prayers will be with you and the family.

  5. Buddy & Barb Fausett December 22, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Sorry to hear about your Dad passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Janet Davis December 26, 2015 at 7:08 am

    I am so sorry for your loss of Bob. My prayers have been and will continue to be with you Sue. May God bring you His comfort and peace.
    Love and hugs

  7. Raymond Burns December 28, 2015 at 8:05 am

    Sorry to see of Roberts passing, went to Michigantowm High with him. He also serviced my car that I had purchased at Laughners. Was always good to talk to .
    Raymond Burns
    San Antonio, Tx

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