Robert Gordon Smith (Bob) passed in peace on February 24, 2017, in Roseburg, Oregon, at the age of 89. Bob was born November 24, 1927, in Denver, CO, to Seldon and Dorothy Smith.
Bob attended Verdugo Hills High School in Los Angeles, and graduated in 1945. After he graduated, Bob served two years in the Navy aboard the Patrol Craft Escort vessel, where he aided and rescued downed aviators from the sea.
On October 16, 1948, Bob married the love of his life, Lorraine Mae Carl, in Vancouver, WA. They were married for 68 years, and he cherished her presence every day until he passed.
Bob was employed for several years at Sun Studs in Roseburg before retiring. After retiring him and Lorraine, along with their daughter and son-in-law, became partners in Smitty's Food Mart & Deli which is still family owned.
Bob taught himself to play the piano and loved playing his ragtime tunes, which he did flawlessly all his life. He also enjoyed dominos, watching Lorraine bowl, playing keno at Seven Feathers, and spending time with family and friends.
Loved ones who will miss Bob; his wife, Lorraine of Roseburg OR; his five children, Gordon Smith (Sharla) of Roseburg, OR, Barry Smith (Reva) of Sutherlin, OR, Lynne Dense (Doug) of Bend, OR, Craig Smith (Terri) of Coburg, OR, Danna Mock (Russ) of Sutherlin, OR; "G Bob" also left behind 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Danny Smith (Loretta) of Grants Pass, OR; brother-in-law, Frank Carl Jr. of Roseburg, OR; sister-in-law, Delores Carl (auntie Babe) Eugene, OR; and several nieces, a nephew and friends.
Loved ones who preceded Bob in passing, Bob's parents, Seldon (Po Po) and Dorothy (Nana) Smith; sister, Sherri Wieler (aunt Honey); father-in-law, Frank Carl Sr.; mother-in-law, Ida Carl; brother-in-law, Fred Wieler; sister-in-law, Maxine Carl (auntie Max); and niece, Susan Carl.
Our "Daddy Bob" celebrated life everyday with a smile, a quick wit and sense of humor that leaves us with the fondest of memories and will live on forever in our hearts. May you rest in peace.
A special thanks to the professional and caring staff at Riverview Terrace who took such great care of Dad in his final months.