Robert Dean Smith

Born: Sat., Aug. 7, 1937
Died: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017


11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Oct. 28, 2017
Location: Thomas

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Oct. 28, 2017
Location: Thomas

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Robert Dean Smith, 80, of Lynn, IN went to be with his Lord and Savior early Friday morning, October 20, 2017 at Forest Park Health Campus of Richmond, IN. He was born August 7, 1937 in Randolph County, IN the son of Bert and Orpha Smith. He was a 1957 graduate of “University” of Webster High School.

Bob retired in 2005 as the owner and operator of Smith Sandblasting and Painting. He was a member of Lynn First Church of Christ and also had attended Spartanburg Christian Church. He was a member of the Randolph County Antique Tractor Club and International Harvester Collectors Club. He enjoyed spending his leisure time as a longtime supporter of IU Basketball, Randolph Southern Girls Basketball, sports in general and was a Bobby Knight fan. He loved sharing his artistic side making yard art and crafts for his grandchildren.

He leaves to cherish his memory a son, Steven Dean Smith (wife, Johanna) of West College Corner, IN; a daughter, Stacie Smith (husband, Steven C.) of Richmond, IN; and two grandchildren, Abigail Johanna (Punkin) and Ellianna Faith (the Pistol) Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers: John L. Smith, Herbert (Cotton) Smith, William (Shorty) Smith, and Ralph (Buster) Smith; two sisters: Opal Jenkins and Helen Agrati; and a special cousin, James Jenkins.

A service to celebrate Bob’s life will be Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Thomas Memorial Chapel of Lynn, IN with Ray Ellis officiating. Burial will be in Cherry Grove Cemetery of Lynn, IN. Family and friends may gather to share and remember from 11 am to service time on Saturday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Riley Burn Center, 705 Riley Hospital Drive Room 4510 Indianapolis, IN 46202. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Ladonna Tucker
   Posted Wed October 25, 2017
Steve, Johanna, Stacey, Steve, Carol, Abbie and Ellie
I just want you to know that you have been in my thoughts and prayers this week. I am sorry for the loss of your father/grandfather. I am glad you got to spend his last days with him. The song that has been on my mind all week is "What a Day That Will Be"! Just knowing that he is with Jesus is a comfort. May the LORD wrap his arms around each of you and give you peace.

Love and blessings,

Nick Wilson
   Posted Thu October 26, 2017
Steve I did not know your dad but I bet he was a fantastic man because he raised a fantastic son. I hope you can find some memories that bring smiles through your tears when you think of him.

Jim Price
   Posted Thu October 26, 2017
Steve, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing.

Jim Price ( CountryMark, Switz City )

rick hilbert
   Posted Fri October 27, 2017
Bob was a great guy. Working for him was very hard but he made it enjoyable.

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