Robert Dean Smith, known to many as Bob or Bobby, passed away on Wednesday the 27th of June, 2018, after succumbing to complications of Multiple Sclerosis. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life of 75 years on Friday, July 6, at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church at 1101 Slide Road. Following a brief reception, graveside services will be held at Sudan Cemetery in Sudan, Texas.
Born on January 30, 1943, in Parsons, Kansas, to F.M. and Margaret Smith. Bob became a resident of Sudan in 1945. Growing up in this small community he participated in multiple sports and was active in his high school band. Following graduation from Sudan High School in 1961, he earned a B.A. in Accounting from Texas Tech University. Soon after graduation, he passed his exams to become a Certified Public Accountant. He practiced accounting in the Lubbock area for some 50 years.
Bob loved playing tennis and was passionate about college sports. His true love was college football and of course his Sudan Hornets and Hornettes. Bob was also quite the movie buff.
Survivors include, his sons, Brant Smith of Houston and Cuyler Smith of Lubbock; as well as his beloved grandchildren, Brooklyn, Shayne and Maddox; additionally, he is survived by his brothers, Mike Smith and Steve Smith; and several nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret and F.M.; and his ex-wife Linda Huffhines-Smith-Alexander.