Robert Leon Smith

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Robert Leon Smith, 78, Nevada, passed away in peace on Wednesday, March 29, at his home following a lengthy illness. Robert was born Sept. 7, 1939, in Milo, to Clarence and Blanche Pauline (Noyes) Smith. He married Peggy Sue Hamilton on March 20, 1970, in Nevada and she survives of the home.

Robert was raised in Milo and Nevada and attended Nevada High School. Robert was a truck driver in his early years. He lived on the Oregon coast for 10 years, from 1981-1991, before returning to the Nevada area. He has resided in Compton Junction for the past 26 years. Robert spent many years hauling equipment for the Smith Brother's Band. He loved to tinker with small engines and motorcycles.

In addition to his wife, Peggy, he is survived by two children, Teresa Shea, Missoula, Mont., Jason Smith and his wife, Misty, Pittsburg, Kan.; grandchildren, Kaylee Smith, Kyla Smith, Kaleb Smith, Brianna Smith, Dan Shea and his wife, Katie, and Eli Shea; great-grandchildren, Connor and Mallory. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Jeremy, in 2006.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on April 4, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with the Rev. Mark Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery, Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at the funeral home.

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