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Robert D. Smathers

January 20, 1931 ~ August 9, 2017 (age 86)

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Mr. Robert “Bobby” Smathers, Jr., age 86, of Marion, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.  He was born in Haywood County on January 20, 1931 to the late Dewey and Mattie Freeman Smathers.  He worked at and managed Ideal Cleaners in Marion for more than 60 years.  Robert was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Marion and served there in the church firewood ministry.  He also served as a leader in the West Marion Boy Scout Troop and West Marion Men’s Club.  Robert led by example based on his strong Christian faith.  He always displayed care and love for his family and friends.

 

Robert is survived by his wife of 65 years, Joanne Stepp Smathers, of the home; three children, Brenda Turner and husband Charles of Highland Village, Texas, Bobbie Jo Bundy and husband Barry of Phoenix, Arizona, and Ronald Dean Smathers and wife Cindy of Rock Hill, South Carolina; a sister, Wilma Styles and husband Lindy of Marion and their son Alan and wife Debbie of Lenoir, North Carolina; six grandchildren, Jennifer and Weston Turner, Jonas, Jonathan, and Jared Bundy, and Brittany Smathers; and twelve great-grandchildren.

 

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Marion with Dr. Scott Hagaman officiating.  Robert’s grandson, Pastor Jonas Bundy will also be participating during the service.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until service time at the church.  Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.  His grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.  Flowers are acceptable and appreciated.  Those desiring to make a memorial contribution in his memory are encouraged to consider First Baptist Church Bus Fund at 99 N. Main Street, Marion, NC 28752.  


 Service Information

Visitation
Saturday
August 12, 2017

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Marion
99 North Main Street
Marion, North Carolina 28752

Funeral Service
Saturday
August 12, 2017

3:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Marion
99 North Main Street
Marion, North Carolina 28752


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