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Obituaries

ROBERT H SMITH

February 20, 1959 - June 24, 2020

U.S. Veteran

Robert H. Smith Interment August 28, 2020 11:30am Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery 20953 W. Hoff Road Elwood, IL 60421 Celebration of Life August 28, 2020 1:00 – 4:00pm American Legion Post 1977 14414 Ford Drive New Lenox, IL 60451 (masks required)

Robert H. Smith, of New Lenox, Illinois loving husband, father and papa passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in his sleep on June 24, 2020 at the age of 61. Bob lived and worked tirelessly for his family always making sure we were taken care of. He has left a huge emptiness in our hearts but a lifetime of memories to carry us through until we meet again.
 
Bobby or Smitty as he was known to many, leaves behind his wife of 35 years, Deborah, daughter Carrie Lynn (Travis), son Daniel Sean and three beautiful granddaughters, Keira, Tanner and Eden. He was preceded in death by his best-friend and brother James H. Smith Jr., his mother Roberta Jensen and his father James H. Smith Sr. Bob is also survived by his sister Kathleen, many cousins, nieces,  nephews and friends.
Bob was a south-sider all his life. Born in Blue Island, raised in Chicago Ridge, married in Oak Lawn then moved further south to raise his family. While serving as an infantryman he spent time in Colorado Springs and Korea. He was member of the Teamsters Local 705 over 28 years and recently retired from Chicago Suburban Express. He was just starting to enjoy his retirement at Cocoa Beach when he was called home. Bob was a lifelong Chicago Bears, Blackhawks and Cubs fan.
Don’t go looking for the reasons, don’t go asking Jesus why, we’re not meant to know the answers, they belong to the by and by – seen my share of broken halos, folded wings that used to fly, they’ve all gone wherever they go, broken halos that used to shine…