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Robert Dean Smith

August 7, 1937 ~ October 20, 2017 (age 80)

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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