Robert V. Smith PDF Print E-mail

Robert Val Smith, Sr., 80, of Newberry, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at his residence.

Born on December 30, 1936 in Kendallville, IN, he was the son of the late Donald G. and Gail Butler Smith. He was retired from the Navy as a Chief Petty Officer.

Mr. Smith is survived by his son, Robert Val Smith, Jr. of Kendallville, IN; a daughter, Belinda Radcliffe of Kendallville, IN; his twin sister, Roberta Elser of Albion, IN; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 7:30 pm Thursday at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home.

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#13 Linda 2017-07-25 09:03
Always in my heart
#12 Debbie Chastain 2017-07-23 08:22
Biker Bob as we all lovingly called you, you will truly be missed here on earth but never in my heart! You were always a wonderful friend. RIP
#11 CRAIG MORRIS 2017-07-19 09:08
#10 Julie Williams 2017-07-18 15:25
You will be missed my friend. You were one of a kind. You were proof that true gentlemen are still around. Thanks for serving our country so I can be free. Always a beautiful smile. Prayers for your family
#9 Marie Saunders 2017-07-18 13:04
Biker Bob was my 'popaw' the only one i ever new.. he was the only dad my mom 'Mandy' ever new. I will never forget the memories i have with him.. he will never be forgotten, mt family and I are at a loss for words! We love you soo much popaw and you new that, you thought the world of us, ' your grandkids & you loved your great grandson Mattix' Our lifes are forever changed, and its not going to be the same. We cant just come down now and let our kids play on the big rocks, or you take us to the roverbanks zoo, or the weenie and marshmallow roasts we had! So many memories we have left to cherish.. until we meet again fly high angel
#8 Denise an Adr Owens 2017-07-18 12:13
Biker Bob you sure will be missed. We have a lot of stories you told us.
We both loved you a lot. Prayers for your family.
#7 Karen Summer 2017-07-18 08:40
Words can not express my sorrow. I will miss your stories, your smile, and your hugs. Thank you for your service, until we meet again. RIP Biker Bob
#6 Cassandra 2017-07-17 23:58
Biker Bob was one of the kindest, bravest, most genuine men I've EVER met. He was such a vibrant person who always lived life to the fullest, even at 80. He will be truly missed.
#5 John & Wendy Shealy 2017-07-17 10:12
We are so sorry for your loss. Biker Bob was one of the first bikers we met when we started riding years ago. He always had that contagious smile on his face. Sending prayers to you all. Wendy & Johnny Shealy
#4 David & Lynn Riber 2017-07-17 09:33
omg...What can we say??? We spent lots of time together as good friends back when we used to ride Harleys. Bob was a super person, who we'll always remember! Condolences to his family. Lynn & David
#3 Bob Egan 2017-07-17 05:30
Rest in Peace My friend. will miss your stories.
#2 Keesha Martin 2017-07-16 16:50
He will be truly missed Biker Bob. Love you always. Prayers for his family
#1 Scott Bayer 2017-07-16 14:11
I met Bob while driving for Stokes Trainor we quickly became friends and went on a lot of long driving trips together.
We where both Ex Navy men and found a lot to talk about on those trips, he made my life a little better for having known him he will be greatly missed by myself and others.