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Memorial Service

Taylor Memorial Baptist Church
Saturday March 2nd, 2019
2:00pm

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Bobby Eugene Smith

LILESVILLE Mr. Bobby Eugene Smith, 86, peacefully died on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Richmond County Hospice Haven in Rockingham. There will be a memorial service at 2:00pm Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Taylor Memorial Baptist Church in Jackson Springs, his familys home church with Rev. Teddy Lawson and Rev. Steve Turner officiating. The family will greet friends following the service at the church. Bobby was born July 28, 1932 in Richmond County, NC a son of the late Lewis Edward Smith and the late Gladys Mae Rushing Smith. He retired after working in multiple vocations and was a veteran of the United States Army 82nd Airborne Division having served during the Korean War. Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Edythe Russell Smith; their children, Jerry Nelson Smith (Rebecca) of Harrisburg, Gail Denise Smith Ratchford (Rodney) of N. Augusta, SC and Donald Wayne Smith of Lilesville; grandchildren, Kathryn Marie Smith Valle (Michael) and Jonathan Bryan Smith both of Charlotte, Andrea Shea Ratchford Finger (Michael) of Lawrenceville, GA, Thomas Houston Ratchford (Hilary) missionaries to South Africa, Joshua Wayne Smith (Laura) of Indian Trail and Victoria Renee Smith Crisco of Mint Hill and 8 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his five brothers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either, Lilesville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 305, Lilesville, NC 28091 or Taylor Memorial Baptist Church, 4164 Hoffman Rd, Jackson Springs, NC 27281. The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.leavittfh.com Visitation following the service: 4164 Hoffman Rd. Jackson Springs, NC 27281 Saturday March 2, 2019 Taylor Memorial Baptist Church

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Funeral Home Owner Jan 21 2020 12:00 AM

Oh how my oldest Grandaughter, Aaliya, loved Mr Bob and he loved her. He'd always entertain Aaliya andJosey Beverly with the guitar when we cooked on grills or whatever. May God rest his soul and provide the family with strength, love patience, comfort and understanding at this time! Bon Voyage, Old Soldier and Country Gentleman. You will be missed!

Wayne, Carol & Brandon Murdock Mar 5 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bobby Smith

Wayne, Carol & Brandon Murdock Mar 5 2019 12:00 AM

Yall have been such a blessing to our family and we thank you.

Bobby Smith Family Mar 4 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bobby Smith

Bobby Smith Family Mar 4 2019 12:00 AM

Remembering Mr Bobby with love and grace. May he find mercy and peace at the feet of our Savior... Condolences to the family ...

Gene and Becky Marsh Mar 4 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bobby Smith

Gene and Becky Marsh Mar 4 2019 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. True comfort comes by drawing close to God (Psalms 83:18) in prayers so He (God) can draw close to you in return. (James 4:8).

pfl Mar 2 2019 12:00 AM

A Small Dish Garden was ordered on March 1, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Mar 1 2019 12:00 AM

Remember Uncle Bob as just a kind and loving man of God. Know he is rejoicing now! Peace be with you all.

Michelle Bolick Mar 1 2019 12:00 AM

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