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Robert J. Smith

February 20, 1955 ~ May 14, 2020 (age 65)


Robert J. Smith 65 of Chillicothe passed from this life Thursday, May 14, 2020 at his home. He was born in Ross County the son of the late Joseph and Rosalie (Cowman) Smith.

He is survived by his children Jolene Rychtik, Jeremy Smith and Josh Smith; three grandchildren Amanda Rychtik, Adam Rychtik and Elizabeth Smith; sisters Wanda (Bob) Hizer, Joyce Mullikin, Alma (Mike) Cutright and Brenda Troesch; brother Rex Smith; several nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to his parents Bob was preceded in death by four sisters Saddie Ackley, Helen Gill, Geneva Ewry, Cindy Montgomery and two brothers Joe and Richard Smith.

Bob was a Navy Veteran. He was owner and operator of Artistic Signs and Uncle Bob’s Hobby Shop. Over the years he helped build numerous race cars and he loved to go racing with Smith Brothers Racing. He was also involved with the Fall Festival of Leaves “Quad Squad” for several years. He will be dearly missed and will be affectionately remembered as Uncle Bob to many.

In keeping with Bob’s wishes cremation will take place and a graveside service will be held at a later date. The SMITH-MOORE-EBRIGHT Funeral Home, Bainbridge is serving the family. 

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