Mr. James Robert “Bob” Smith, age 83 a resident of Auburndale passed away Friday, August 2, 2019. Mr. Smith was born June 21, 1936 in Orlando to Thomas Ira and Lilly (Rowell) Smith. He was an Auburndale resident for the past 47 years and graduated from Edgewater High School in Orlando. Bob was a United States Navy Veteran serving for 4 years. He retired after 22 years from Coca Cola Foods as manager of Minco Credit Union. He was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church where he was also active in Sunday school. Bob enjoyed golf, softball which he played until his early 70’s, yardwork, helping others including donating blood & platelets for over 30 years, spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers; 1 sister and his granddaughters – Marissa & Stephanie. Bob is survived by his loving family; Wife of 50 yrs.: Sarah Smith of Auburndale., Son: David (Stephanie) Smith of Auburndale., 2 Daughters:Brenda (Mike) Gordon of Oviedo., Rhonda (Tim) Hurley of Oviedo., Brother: Fred (Gwen) Smith of Tallahassee., 5 Grandchildren: Dhanielle, Amanda, Molly, Nicholas & Matthew.
Funeral service will be 11:00 am Thursday, August 8th at Kersey Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 10:00 am at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Auburndale Memorial Park.