Robert C. 'Smitty' Smith

Avid hunter, fisherman

Robert C. "Smitty" Smith, 84 of Stow, died Feb. 6, 2013 at Summa Hospital in Akron.

He was born May 15, 1928, in Parkersburg, W.Va. son of the late Cecil and Beulah M. McPherson Smith.

He was retired from SK Wellman Co. after 37 years of service. Mr. Smith was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed camping and bluegrass music. He liked traveling by motorcycle throughout the United States with his wife.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Violet Virginia Smith

He is survived by his son, Randolph Lee Smith of Stow; daughter, Sheila Lynn Northcraft, also of Stow; grandchildren, Morgan Smith and Sarah Smith, both of Cuyahoga Falls; and Miranda Smith of Peninsua; and several other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home in Parkersburg, W.Va. with the Rev. Kenneth Nolan officiating. Burial was at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

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