Robert K. Smith, 56, of Zirconia, went to be with his Lord, father, sister and brother on Wednesday afternoon, July 8, 2009 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A native of Henderson County, he was a son of Mavis Hoots Smith of Hendersonville and the late Rev. Willard K. Smith. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Wilma A. Morgan and a brother, Kevin W. Smith.
In 2008, he retired from Kimberly-Clark after 35 years of service. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Full Gospel Church. A member of Moose Lodge 711, he loved spending time with his family and riding his Harley Davidson.
Surviving him, in addition to his mother, are his children Melissa S. Clark and fiancÈ Michael Jones of Hendersonville, Denise S. Ball and Chris McGraw of Hendersonville, Robert W. Smith and wife Tonia of Hendersonville, Crystal S. Perez and husband Ronnie Patterson, Jr. of Zirconia and Timothy G. Smith and wife Tina of Hayesville; brothers and sisters Horrace C. Smith and wife Hester of Hendersonville, Darrell Smith and wife Ginny of Anderson, SC, Doris D. Whitehurst of Hendersonville, Roger D. Smith of Hendersonville, and Kathy D. Smith of Hendersonville; grandchildren Sabrina and Tiffany Ball, Cody and Amber Clark, Katie Branks, Shelby Perez, Bridgett, Kaleigh, and Hannah Patterson, Robert and Kimsey Smith, Timothy Cross, and Aaraya and Harmony Smith; great-grandchild Lillyona Immel; his dog Harley Davidson Smith; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
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