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Robert C. Smith

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Robert C. Smith, 88, of Erlanger, KY died on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at Villasprings Nursing and Rehab Facility in Erlanger, KY. Robert was born January 17, 1932 in Erlanger, KY to the late Floyd and Louise Smith. He was a graduate of Lloyd Memorial High School. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Navy during the Korean War. In 1955, Robert got a job with American Airlines and worked there for 36 years before retiring in 1991. Robert was a very involved member of the Erlanger Lions Club, and was past District Governor in the Kentucky Lions. He was also a proud Kentucky Colonel, former Dixie Knothole Baseball Coach in Erlanger, and the Lions Pee Wee Football Coach. Robert loved to be part of his community, and was always giving back, but his family was always his number one priority. Robert will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his loving wife: Sara Smith (nee: Dickerson), his children: Dana (Selim) Gulec, and Deron “Robby” (Kate) Smith, his grandchildren: Heath and Daniel Townsend, Katie Davidson (nee: Townsend), and Sally and Hank Smith, his great-grandchildren: Joey Branch, Owen Townsend, Jake Davidson, Emma Townsend, and Owen Davidson, and several other loving nieces, nephews, and friends. Robert donated his body to UC Medical School, and services for Robert will be handled in private at the convenience of his family. Memorial donations may be made in Robert’s Honor to Camp Crescendo at P.O. Box 607, Lebanon Junction, KY 40150. Online condolences and “hugs from home” can be made at www.linnemannfuneralhomes.com.

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The smith family

Many memories of smitty when i played football and baseball. He was a good man and coach. Woodie


Smitty

We are so sorry to hear of Smitty’s passing. Our sincere condolences to Sara and his family.

We have many fond memories of our interline trips together back in the 70’s, what a crazy, fun group that was!!

Sincerely , Gary & Peggy Nanz


Smitty

I will always remember Mr. Tough Guy who was a softie. When I went to the Airport as a Ticket Agent, we didn’t have a lot of contact except hello or have good day. But when I went back as Passenger Service Manager, he was very helpful and encouraging. Joni Pipkins


Wonderful Knothole Parent, Manager, and Friend

I have great memories of R.C. from being Robby’s Knothole manager in 1973 and ’74, and also watching him manage his own team with many of my former players. He really had a heart for service and was great with the kids. I appreciate the great support that he and Sara gave me both years. I also remember the wonderful team picnic they hosted in their back yard, and R. C.’s great sense of humor. I was planning on get “caught up” with Smitty whenever I finally make it back to Erlanger, but I sadly waited too long. My deepest condolences to Sara, Robby, Dana, and all of the many family and friends.