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Robert M. Smith
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Obituary for Robert M. Smith

Robert M Smith 85 of Peoria, Illinois went peacefully home to be with the Lord August 20th 2017.

Bob was born September 22, 1931 in Peoria, Illinois to Arleen and William Smith. He joined the army after graduating from Woodruff High School, serving in the Korean War. While home on furlough he met MaryEllen Clark. They married August 7,1954 and recently celebrated their 63rd anniversary

Bob was an over the road truck driver for many years...a job he thoroughly enjoyed. Later he was employed by the State of Illinois as a member of the bridge maintenance crew. Bob played a vital role in establishing the ICC Truck Driving School.

Bob and MaryEllen spent many years camping in their travel trailer. They had a membership at Gamber Cove in Knox County where they made many dear friends. They were also Snowbirds and enjoyed spending many winters in Florida. Bob and MaryEllen were active members of Mossville United Methodist Church.

Bob is survived by his wife MaryEllen, son Ron Smith (Julie) of Gallatin, TN and daughter Marcy Wright. He leaves behind five grandchildren and three great grandchildren who he cherished dearly. He was preceded in death by his older brother William Smith of Springfield.

Services to be held at Wilton Mortuary in Peoria, Illinois

Visitation Thursday 5-6pm with memorial service following. There will be no gravesite service.

Memorials may be made to Greater Peoria Honor Flight.


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