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800 W. Jackson Street
Cookeville, TN 38501
Phone: 931-526-6384
Fax: 931-520-1858
Bobby Smith

Bobby Leo Smith

Wednesday, February 1st, 1939 - Friday, January 11th, 2019
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Bobby Leo Smith, age 79 of Cookeville, Tennessee passed from this life Friday, January 11, 2019, at his home in Cookeville.

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.

2 Grandchildren:
Addison "Addie" Smith, and Drake Smith of Cookeville, TN

2 Sisters:
Betty Smith of Cookeville, TN
Sue Bilyeu of Russellville, KY

2 Brothers:
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.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 19th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    When
    Saturday, January 19th, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location
    Poplar Grove Baptist Church
    Cookeville, TN
  • Service

    Saturday, January 19th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    When
    Saturday, January 19th, 2019 3:00pm
    Location
    Poplar Grove Baptist Church
    Cookeville, TN
    Officiant
    Bro. Jason Groe
    Co-Celebrant
    Bro. Steve Thornton

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Archie Winningham

Posted at 04:07pm
I am so so sorry we missed Mr. Bobby's memorial yesterday. He was a good neighbor of many years. We will miss him driving up and down our street. Bobby was a good man and he would always brag about his church family. I know we will meet again in Heaven someday. Praying for his family and friends. Rest in peace our good friend and neighbor, Mr. Bobby.
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Sandra Kirby

Posted at 09:15pm
Sincere condolences to Bobby Smith family. He was a dear friend to us . He was always the same anywhere we saw him. Sincerely, Roger & Sandra Kirby

Posted at 06:25pm
I am a member of Mended Hearts along with Bobby, He will really be missed. Linda Swack King
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Chuck and Lynda Buckner

Posted at 10:10am
Bobby was a good brother in Christ and we enjoyed seeing him and talking with him at Poplar Grove Baptist Church. He will be missed by many. Our family thought a lot of him.
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