Robert K. Smith, 78, of Tipton, formerly of West Liberty, died on Monday, April 21, 2014, at his home in Tipton.
Robert Keith Smith was born May 12, 1935, in Nichols, the son of Merill and Alice (Crawford) Smith. Upon graduating Nichols High School, Robert farmed in the Nichols and West Liberty area. He was also a mechanic and owned an auto car dealership for a number of years. Robert was currently employed by West Liberty Schools. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed watching college basketball and the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Robert will be deeply missed by his children, Rich Smith and wife, Laura of Iowa City, Brian Smith of Iowa City, Genise Smith of Durant; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Donald Smith of Ames, Gary Smith of Spencer and sister Evelyn Smith of Lakewood, Calif.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Kevin Smith.
Visitation for Robert will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014, from 1-3 p.m. at the Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Lone Tree. A private graveside service will take place at a later date.
A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in memory of Robert. Online condolences may be left for the Smith family at lewisfuneralhomes.com.
Robert K. Smith, 78Wednesday, April 23, 2014