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LONACONING Robert "Bob" Bartholomew Smith, 79, of West Main Street, Lonaconing, died Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at his residence.
Born on Aug. 24, 1937, in Detmold, he was the son of the late John S. Smith Sr. and Fannie (Main) Smith.
He was preceded in death by five siblings, William, John, Alex, Andrew and Betty Smith and a great-grandson, Brayden.
Bob was a 1955 graduate of Valley High School. He worked for Kelly Springfield for 28 ½ years and for the Town of Lonaconing for 12 years. He loved spending time with family, especially his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Wanda (Warnick) Smith; three children, William R. Smith, Bob Smith and wife, Rhonda and Barbara Wilhelm and husband, Gilby Jr. all of Lonaconing; four grandchildren, Mandy Smith, Bobby Smith and fiancé, Ashley, Gilby Wilhelm III and wife, Beth and Jacy Wilhelm and fiancé, Jason; three great-grandchildren, Brady, Gavin and Kalen Smith and a new baby excepted in November and Baby Wilhelm expected in January; a brother, Jim Smith and wife, Dianni of Frostburg; a sister, Ann Brown of Lonaconing and numerous nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received on Friday, July 28, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Wilhelm-Eakin Funeral Home, P.A., Lonaconing.
A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. George Loar officiating.
Interment will be held at Frostburg Memorial Park.
The family would like to thank Dr. Zaman and the Schwab Family Cancer Center for the care given and compassion shown to Bob during his illness.
At the request of the family memorial donations may be made in memory of Bob to the Schwab Family Cancer Center at 12500 Willowbrook Rd., Cumberland, MD 21502.
Published on July 26, 2017
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