Bobby Leo Smith, age 79 of Cookeville, Tennessee passed from this life Friday, January 11, 2019, at his home in Cookeville.
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He was born Wednesday, February 1, 1939 in Cookeville, Tennessee. He was the son of the late Thomas and Sally (Walker) Smith.
Bobby worked at Dixie-Imperial Plating Co. and Teledyne-Stillman for over 30 years before he opened a tire store in Monterey, TN. He owned and operated Smith and Son Tire with his oldest son Rick for 16 years.
His biggest hobby was gardening and sharing his produce with family and friends. Bobby loved his family dearly and especially spending time with his 2 grandchildren, Addie and Drake. He was a man of faith who always enjoyed fellowship with his church family at Poplar Grove and Caney Fork Baptist Churches as well at the local Senior Citizens.
Bobby will be greatly missed, but knowing he's reunited with loved ones in Heaven brings comfort.
Bobby is survived by:
2 Sons and 1 Daughter-in-law:
Rick Smith of Cookeville, TN
Danny Thomas Smith and Wife Kaydell of Cookeville, TN.
Addison "Addie" Smith, and Drake Smith of Cookeville, TN
Betty Smith of Cookeville, TN
Sue Bilyeu of Russellville, KY
Clarence Smith of Paris, TN
Donnie Smith of Cookeville, TN
In addition to his parents Bobby was preceded in death by: 1 Sister: Wilma Jean Franklin, and 1 Brother: Harold Ray Smith.
Memorial services for Bobby will be held Saturday, January 19, 2019 beginning at 3:00 PM at Poplar Grove Baptist Church with Bro. Jason Groe and Bro. Steve Thornton officiating.
The family will receive friends at the church Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 1:00 PM until time of service at 3:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice.