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Robert "Bob" George Smith

May 20, 1918 December 17, 2017
Robert "Bob" George Smith
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Robert “Bob” George Smith, 99, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, passed away December 17, 2017. He was born May 20, 1918, in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, to Abraham and Elizabeth (Flory) Smith.

Bob was a U.S. Army Veteran and served in WWII with the 37th Infantry Division – Reconnaissance Cavalry. He was the recipient of a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Silver Star, for his courage and bravery during combat actions. After his military service, Bob spent over 40 years in hotel and country club management. He was an avid golfer, where he at one time held semi-pro status. Bob loved giving golf lessons and was a member of Elk Lodge, the local VFW, and the American Legion.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; son, Robert G. Smith Jr.; grandson, Michael Smith; and all seven of his siblings.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Betty Smith; son, Edward Smith (Michaele) of Michigan; daughters, Susan Matthews (Jeff) of Arizona, Gwyn Thorn; grandchildren, Jennifer Kastens (Dietrich), Julie Godwin, Jeanne Guvensal (Kan), Danielle Matthews Huber (Stefan), Kristina Matthews, Jennifer Whitey, Marcia Neuman; five great-grandsons; and five great-granddaughters.

A celebration of Bob’s life will be 2:00 p.m. Friday at Christ Lutheran Church in Hot Springs Village with Rev. Kurt Kovanen officiating.

Future interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Arkansas Hospice, Christ Lutheran Church, or Hot Springs Village Animal Shelter.

Bob will be missed by all who knew him and his beloved dog, Lucky.

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2:00 PM 12/22/2017 2:00:00 PM
Christ Lutheran Church

103 Ponferrada Way
Hot Springs Village, AR 71909

Christ Lutheran Church
103 Ponferrada Way Hot Springs Village 71909 AR
United States

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