OBITUARY

Robert "Bob" Fleet Smith III

March 31, 1934August 3, 2018
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Robert (Bob) Fleet Smith III, age 84 of Victoria died Friday, August 3, 2018. He was born in Overton, Texas on March 31, 1934 to Robert F. Smith II and Beatrice Virginia Johnson Smith. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Yvonne Meadows Smith of Victoria; children, Sheryl (Maynard J.) Belson of Dallas, Scott Lee (Lacy G.) Smith of Little Rock, Arkansas and Steven Robert (Shelia W.) Smith of Leander, Texas. He is survived by grandchildren, Mark Jones, Kelly Jones Howard, Emily S. Barnes, Steven R. Smith Jr., and Sam Smith. Step-grandchildren, Judi, Meghan, Jordan and Kelsey as well as several great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers, Phil N. Smith of Texarkana, Arkansas and William David Smith of Texarkana, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Kelley Ray; brother, John C; sister, Louann Dean. He was employed by Case Power & Equipment and was in the computer business until his retirement. Bob loved all his family very much. He was known for his jokes and love of dogs, especially his best friend “Happy” and football. He was an avid Texas A&M fan. His hobbies included genealogy, Koi Fish and computers. He was a Christian and worshiped with the Midtown Church of Christ in Victoria. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. K. Vu and Dr. Yahagi and all the personnel and volunteers at Citizens Medical Center for their outstanding compassion and good care. A memorial service will be held at Rosewood Funeral Chapel, 3304 E. Mockingbird Lane, Victoria on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11:30 am followed by a time of visitation. Memorials may be made to Midtown Church of Christ, 5901 N. Main, Victoria, Texas 77904, in Bob’s name if so desired. Words of comfort may be shared at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.

Don’t Wait – Give Love Now

I would rather have one little rose, From the garden of a friend, Than to have the choicest flowers, When my stay on earth must end.

I would rather have one pleasant word, In kindness said to me, Than flattery when my heart is still, And life has ceased to be.

I would rather have a loving smile, From friends I know are true, Than tears shed around my casket, When this world I've bid adieu.

So bring me flowers today, That I can gaze upon; I'd rather have one blossom now, Than a truck load when I'm gone.

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  • FAMILY

  • Yvonne Meadows Smith, Wife
  • Sheryl Belson and husband Maynard, Children
  • Scott Smith and wife Lacy, Children
  • Steven Smith and wife Sheila, Children
  • Mark Jones, Grandchild
  • Kelly Jones Howard, Grandchild
  • Emily S. Barnes, Grandchild
  • Steven R. Smith Jr., Grandchild
  • Sam Smith, Grandchild
  • Judi, Meghan, Jordan and Kelsey, Step-grandchildren
  • Phil N. Smith, Brother
  • Wm David Smith, Brother
  • Robert F. Smith II, Father
  • Beatrice Virginia Johnson Smith, Mother
  • Kelley Ray Smith, Infant Son
  • John C. Smith, Brother
  • Louann Dean, Sister
  • Bob also leaves behind several great-grandchildren to cherish his memory.
  • DONATIONS

  • Midtown Church of Christ

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 11, 2018
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Emmett and Georgette Rhoden

August 5, 2018

So sorry to hear this news. Ours prayers are with Yvonne and the family. May you find peace in knowing Bob connected with many through his conversations.

Annetta Allen Thomas

August 5, 2018

Yvonne, Sheryl, Scott, and Steven,
I think we haven't seen each other since we were small children except for Canyon Lake. I'm thinking of all of you and praying the peace of Christ to you. This is Annetta, Smithy's daughter and Lila's granddaughter.

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Biography

Robert (Bob) Fleet Smith III, age 84 of Victoria died Friday, August 3, 2018. He was born in Overton, Texas on March 31, 1934 to Robert F. Smith II and Beatrice Virginia Johnson Smith.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Yvonne Meadows Smith of Victoria; children, Sheryl (Maynard J.) Belson of Dallas, Scott Lee (Lacy G.) Smith of Little Rock, Arkansas and Steven Robert (Shelia W.) Smith of Leander, Texas. He is survived by grandchildren, Mark Jones, Kelly Jones Howard, Emily S. Barnes, Steven R. Smith Jr., and Sam Smith. Step-grandchildren, Judi, Meghan, Jordan and Kelsey as well as several great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers, Phil N. Smith of Texarkana, Arkansas and William David Smith of Texarkana, Arkansas
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Kelley Ray; brother, John C; sister, Louann Dean.
He was employed by Case Power & Equipment and was in the computer business until his retirement.
Bob loved all his family very much. He was known for his jokes and love of dogs, especially his best friend “Happy” and football. He was an avid Texas A&M fan. His hobbies included genealogy, Koi Fish and computers.
He was a Christian and worshiped with the Midtown Church of Christ in Victoria.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. K. Vu and Dr. Yahagi and all the personnel and volunteers at Citizens Medical Center for their outstanding compassion and good care.
A memorial service will be held at Rosewood Funeral Chapel, 3304 E. Mockingbird Lane, Victoria on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11:30 am followed by a time of visitation.
Memorials may be made to Midtown Church of Christ, 5901 N. Main, Victoria, Texas 77904, in Bob’s name if so desired.
Words of comfort may be shared at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.



Don’t Wait – Give Love Now

I would rather have one little rose,
From the garden of a friend,
Than to have the choicest flowers,
When my stay on earth must end.

I would rather have one pleasant word,
In kindness said to me,
Than flattery when my heart is still,
And life has ceased to be.

I would rather have a loving smile,
From friends I know are true,
Than tears shed around my casket,
When this world I've bid adieu.

So bring me flowers today,
That I can gaze upon;
I'd rather have one blossom now,
Than a truck load when I'm gone.

Author Unknown