Bobby R. Smith, 85, of Mt. Auburn, passed away Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 1:44 a.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville. He was born May 13, 1930 in Cypress, IL, the Son of Samuel Robert and Mary Rose (Isom) Smith. He married Alice R. Copenbarger on August 13, 1949 in the Mt. Auburn Church of Christ in Mt. Auburn and she preceded him in death on July 11, 2011. He was a member of the Berea Christian Church in Mt. Auburn.
Bobby worked for DeKalb Ag Research for 47 years. He attended Berea Christian Church in Mt. Auburn and was a Deacon, Berea Boosters officer, and involved with many other church activities. Bobby was a member of the Twist and Twirl Square Dance Club in Taylorville. He was active as a volunteer fireman, a member of the village board and picnic association of Mt. Auburn. Bobby enjoyed camping, boating, fishing, traveling, gardening, square dancing, auctions, garage sales, family celebrations, and lending a hand when needed. Bobby had a wonderful sense of humor, many friends, and never met a stranger.
He is survived by his Daughters: Peggy (Dave) Lipe of Springfield and Pam Patrick of Taylorville; Son: Herb (Companion Teresa) Smith of Mt. Auburn; Grandchildren: Heather Lipe, Jennifer Lipe, Caleb Smith, Nick Smith, and Danielle (Joe) Dobyns; Great-Grandchildren: Joseph Booth, Isaiah Booth, Deneah Day, Derick Day, Elliott Dobyns and Joey Lynn Dobyns; Brothers: James (Ellen) Smith of Fillmore; Glen Eddleman (Companion Joy) of Decatur; Brother-in-Laws: Dale (Erma) Copenbarger; Marvin (Shirley) Copenbarger of Mt. Auburn; Clem Diesen of Effingham; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, infant Son Bobby Leverne, Four Brothers, and Five Sisters.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Berea Christian Church in Mt. Auburn, IL with Rev. Dean Hill and Rev. Ron Ferricks officiating. Burial will be in Berea Cemetery in Mt. Auburn, IL. Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.
Memorials may be made to Berea Christian Church 3096 N. 2025 East Mount Auburn, IL 62547
Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.
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