Robert H. Smith, 75, Shawnee: July 15, 1941 – Jan. 16, 2017

SHAWNEE, Kan. – Robert H. Smith, 75, passed away on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at his home in Shawnee, Kan. He was born on July 15, 1941, in Providence, R.I., the son of Howard and Marjorie Coats Smith.

Bob grew up in Rhode Island, and had lived in the Lyndon, Kan., community before moving to the Kansas City metro area in 1982.

He was a social studies teacher at Lyndon High School, then worked as a utilities appraiser for the state of Kansas, and had been a member of the Lyndon Jaycees. He worked as a real estate appraiser in Kansas City.  He was a member of Cross Points Church, in Shawnee.

On June 27, 1964, Bob was married to Linda Kerr, in Ottawa, Kan., and they had been married 52 years at the time of his death.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Marjorie; his brothers, Tom and David; and by his sister, Judy.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; three children, David (Jackie) Smith, Fredericksburg, Va., Rachel (Steve) Raydo, Shawnee, and Evan (Allison) Smith, St. Hippolyte du Fort, France; and nine grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at Cross Points Church, 6824 Lackman Rd., Shawnee. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until service time on Friday. Inurnment will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cross Points Church or Maranatha Christian Academy, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451.  Online condolences may be left for the family at feltnerfuneralhome.com.


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