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Robert Edward Smith
May 27, 1939 ~ July 18, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Robert Edward Smith, 84 passed away Tuesday July 18, 2023 at Rutland Regional Medical Center.
Bob was born in Danby, on May 27, 1939 the son of Raymond and Beatrice (Sherman) Smith. He received his education in Danby and Tinmouth Schools. Bob had worked for F.A. Tucker as a Lineman for several years, Vermont Marble for 20 years and the Middlebury Dept. of Public Works where he was Crew leader from 1976-1980. Afterwards owned and operated Bob’s Texaco in Brandon from 1980 to 1983, until he was forced to retire due to Illness.
He was a past member of the Loyal Order of Moose, in Rutland.
Surviving are 2 sons; Douglas J. Smith of Rutland and Paul D. Smith; with whom he made his home; of Leicester; one daughter; Deborah Degenhardt, of Pittsford. Also surviving are many grandchildren, great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews & cousins.
He was predeceased by 3 brothers; Richard Smith, Buck Smith and William “Bill” Smith; 2 sisters, Dorothy Hance and Marion Duby and a special friend Jackie Field.
A private graveside committal services and burial will take place, at a later date, in Cheney Hill Cemetery, Rutland Town.
Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, 6655 Shelburne Rd Ste 300, Shelburne, VT 05482.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.