March 2, 1968 - April 20, 2020
Robert Gerard Smith, 52, of Ocala, passed away Monday, April 20, 2020. Mr. Smith was born March 2, 1968 in Orlando, FL to Lucius David Smith, Jr. and Anne (Derwitz) Smith. Bob grew up in Leesburg, FL and was a graduate of Leesburg High School. He lived most of his adult life in Ocala, FL. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends. He was of the Catholic faith and retired from U-Haul Company as an Area Field Manager. Bob is survived by his wife of 25 years, Jennifer; his son Brandon Neil (wife, Kelsea) of Leesburg; his daughter Alyssa Smith of Weirsdale; his grandchildren: Noah, Kourtland, Kensley, Cheyanne, Mason; brothers: Chuck Smith of Longwood, Kenny Smith (wife, Joanne) of Nicaragua; sister, Lori Keller (husband, Gary) of Rock Hill, SC; stepbrothers: Mike Thompson (wife, Dale) of Orlando, FL; Mark Thompson (wife, Alicia) of Fruitland Park, FL; stepmother Carole Smith of Leesburg, FL and many nieces and nephews who will forever remember Uncle Bobby’s famous boiled peanuts he always brought to family gatherings. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Julie Brown. There will be a Celebration of Bob’s Life with family and friends at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials to honor Bob may be directed to the Shands Bone Marrow Education Fund. Please use this link for online contributions: https://www.uff.ufl.edu/giving-opportunities/017279-shands-bone-marrow-education-fund/ Contributions may also be mailed to this address and made in honor of Bob Smith: UF Foundations, Inc., Attn: Gift Processing, PO Box 14425, Gainesville, FL 32604-9949. Or you may wish to contact your local Blood Bank and donate by giving Platelet Apheresis (which extended Bob’s life) or blood for others in need. On-line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com.
Robert Gerard Smith, 52, of Ocala, passed away Monday, April 20, 2020. Mr. Smith was born March 2, 1968 in Orlando, FL to Lucius David Smith, Jr. and Anne (Derwitz) Smith. Bob grew up in Leesburg, FL and was a graduate of Leesburg High School.... View Obituary & Service Information
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