Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home

645 West Central Ave, Winter Haven, FL


Bobby E. Smith

20 April , 193411 October , 2019

Bobby Eugene Smith, 85https://admin.mem.com/SSO/newde/8887079#contententry/generalinfo, passed away on October 11, 2019 in Winter Haven, Florida. He was born on April 20, 1934 in Kings Mountain, North Carolina to the late George T. Smith and Edna Ellison. Bobby moved to Florida with his family in 1944. After finishing his education, Bobby began working for Western Union. He advanced in his career with the company and became a District Manager. This position allowed he and his family to move to many different states. In 1974 Bobby and his family made the permanent move back to Florida.

In his spare time Bobby enjoyed square dancing with his wife and travelling to the mountains, especially those in Pigeon Forge. Bobby also enjoyed volunteering at Central Baptist Church in Winter Haven.

Bobby is predeceased by his parents as well as his 3 brothers. He leaves behind his wife of 63 years, Dwanna Smith, daughters Gwen Rollins (Rodney) of West Palm Beach and Pam Weiner (Craig) of Lady Lake and his grandchildren Daniel Rollins, Joseph Rollins and Abby Weiner. Bobby also leaves behind his sister Jean Dague of Sanford and his great-granddaughter Emmi Weiner along with a multitude of extended family members and friends who will miss him dearly.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home in Auburndale from 11:00am to 12:30pm. A funeral service will begin at 12:30pm followed by a graveside service to take place at Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens in Auburndale. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Bobby's name to the missions of Central Baptist Church.


  • Dwanna Smith, Wife
  • Gwen Rollins, Daughter
  • Rodney Rollins, Son-in-law
  • Pam Weiner, Daughter
  • Craig Weiner, Son-in-law
  • Daniel Rollins, Grandchild
  • Joseph Rollins, Grandchild
  • Abby Weiner, Grandchild
  • Emmi Weiner, Great Grandchild
  • Jean Dague, Sister

  • Missions at Central Baptist Church


  • Visitation Wednesday, 16 October , 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, 16 October , 2019
  • Burial Wednesday, 16 October , 2019


Bobby E. Smith

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Judy Lusiak

16 October 2019

My heart is saddened with Bobby's passing but I know that he has passed from death to life. Bobby was a kind, joyful man and I enjoyed the time I spent with him. His memory has a special place in my heart. Until we all meet again, Dwanna will always be in my prayers. Thanks to the Lord for this wonderful man.

Daniel Rollins

15 October 2019

He took me to get my first haircut. I remember that day like it was yesterday. I was crying because I was scared so he assured me that everything was ok so I stopped crying because he made me feel safe and loved. He loves me and loves all and all love him.

Carolyn Humphreys

15 October 2019

You are resting in the arms of Jesus, now, dear friend, and for that I Rejoice! The love and joy of friendship with you and Dwanna will always remain in my heart. My prayers of comfort for your beautiful family. Some day soon, we will gather together again for Eternity!

Carolyn Humphreys

Connie Dowdy

13 October 2019

Bobby has been in my family since I was 7 years old. Always there when we needed him. He indeed loved God Church and family! He will be incredibly missed by all who knew and loved him. Please pray for all who are fighting Cancer.

Shelby Jean Dague

13 October 2019

God please give our family peace and comfort at this time. Only me and the Lord knows how much I love and will miss my brother. You are sleeping in Gods arms now.🌹