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Robert Smith

February 7, 1942 — August 10, 2022

    Robert Dwayne Smith retiree from Nationwide Insurance was born February 7,1942 and passed away on August 10, 2022. He was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses on July 30,1958 at Ocean City Beach, N.Y. Robert married his wife of 58 years Lena Nelson on February 29,1964. Together they raised three children.

    He loved getting together with family and friends, being outdoors, mowing hay, chopping wood, riding horses, telling jokes and writing poems, which he continued doing almost to the end. He also believed in and loved serving his God, Jehovah with his family and spiritual friends. 

    Robert was born in Nitro, W.Va and came to Ohio when he was 9 years old with his mother and 4 siblings. He was proceeded in death by his son Robert Daniel (Danny) Smith, his mother Elsie Smith, father Oval Smith, brother Curtis Sanders, sisters Conchita Nelson, Wanda Gail Snoke and Martha (Marty) Payne. He is survived by his brother David (Dave) Smith, his wife Lena Nelson Smith, son Anthony Darrin Smith, daughter Seana (Carmelo) Cornell, grandchildren Justin (Calliape) Smith, Shannon Smith, Javier Cornell and Natalia Cornell, great grandchildren Justin Daniel Smith and Jameson Smith, many beloved nieces and nephews and others whom he considered 'family'. He was very gregarious and loved people.

    Visitation will be on Thursday, August 18 from 10;30-11:30, service will start at 11:30 after which we will proceed to the Sunset Cemetery on West Broad Street, Galloway Ohio for burial.

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Thursday, August 18, 2022

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