Robert Allen “Bob” Smith, 79, died Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

He was born Oct. 19, 1940, in rural Lenora to Lawrence and Alice (Ford) Smith He graduated from Lenora High School and Fort Hays State University with degrees in English, history and teaching.

He married Debra Ann “Debbie” Rogers in February of 1976. He was first certified as a high school teacher and later a elementary school teacher.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; and two daughters, Tawny Voyles, Wichita and Lacey, Lenora.

He was preceded in death by his youngest daughter, Jeannie.

As his request was to have no grand memorial service, just a graveside moment with a few very close family and friends. The family respectfully requests no visits from loved ones, flowers, or food at this time. It’s important to remain safe as possible during the current pandemic.

A private family service and burial will be held.

Stinemetz Funeral Home, Hill City, is in charge of arrangements.