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Bobby Willie Ed Smith

February 4, 1942 — January 18, 2023


Mr. Bobby Smith age 80, of Franklin, KY passed away on Wednesday, January 18th, 2023 at 3:08 AM at his residence.

There will be a memorial service on Friday, January 20th, 2023 at 1:00 PM at Liberty General Baptist Church in Franklin, KY.  Mr. Smith's wishes were to be cremated.

Bobby was born on February 4th, 1942 in Edmonton, KY to the late Jack C. Smith and the late Della Leamon Smith.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Paulette Smith, of Franklin, KY; 1 son, Jack Smith (Joette) , of Kersey, PA; 2 brothers David Smith (Debbie), of Metcalfe County, KY, Eddie Smith, of Iho, AZ; a sister Mary Conatser,  of Indianapolis, IN; 2 step-children, Cindy Holt(Michael), of Springfield, TN and David Whitmer of Franklin, KY; and 3 step-grandchildren, Stephanie Wise(Trey), Dillon Holt and Alicia Kutsh; and 6 step-great-grandchildren, Sophie and Cooper Wise and Hunter and Sadie Holt and Axell and Asher Kutsh.

Bobby was a member of Liberty General Baptist Church in Franklin, KY, a veteran of the United States Navy, a high school graduate of Metcalfe County High School, and a retired machinist of 13 years from Siemens.

He always enjoyed playing with his grandchildren and riding around on his ranger checking on the local farmers.

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory website is The Facebook page is Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.  The obituary phone line is 270-586-8844.

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Memorial Service

Friday, January 20, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Liberty General Baptist Church

West Cedar Street, Franklin, KY 42134


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