Paonia resident Robert R. Smith died Oct. 11, 2013, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 86.
At his request, no services will be held.
He was born in Aspen Sept. 12, 1927, to Nelson and Pearl (Barker) Smith Sr. He attended school in Aspen.
Mr. Smith served in the U.S. Army.
He married Judith Lewis April 26, 1958, in Carbondale.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing. He was an active member of the Elks, Eagles and Masonic lodges, as well as the American Legion.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Judy Smith of Paonia; his son, Bob Smith of Paonia; two daughters, Deborah Smith of Grand Junction and Donna (Michael) Stapleton of Virginia Beach, Va.; two brothers, Jack Smith of Oklahoma and Glen (Betty) Smith of Paonia; four sisters, Inez Zordel of Anchorage, Alaska, Hazel Johnson of Washington, Louise (Zell) Zordel of Paonia and Betty Seaton of Farmington, N.M.; five grandchildren, Robert Stapleton, Tawnia (Jon) Bernson, Steven Smith, Shane (Payton) Smith and Justin Smith; and two great-grandchildren, Mason and Logan Smith.
He was preceded in death by 11 siblings.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion in Paonia.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.blog comments powered by Disqus