Robert Dill William Smith
A Man with a Big Heart
Clyde – Robert Dill William Smith, age 64, passed away Friday, February 5, 2021.
A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County, Robert was born November 3, 1956 to the late Robert Flint Smith and the late Margaret Hall. He graduated from Clyde High School and continued his education at Haywood Community College for machine shop technology. Robert was also a talented concrete finisher and did excellent concrete curb work. He truly enjoyed being outdoors and working tirelessly in his vegetable garden growing his own delicious food. He also was a great mechanic and spent many hours working on his automobiles. Robert was a man of great strength and he will also forever be remembered as a man with a big and caring heart and a man who would help anyone that might need a helping hand. Robert’s family was an important part of his life and he was deeply loved by his four boys and all of his family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Nettie Medford.
Surviving are his sons, Christopher Smith of Clyde, Charlie Smith of Canton, Tyler Smith, and Taylor Smith both of Waynesville; grandsons, Elijah and Lincoln; sister, Dottie Rathbone (Harold) of Clyde; brother, Charlie Hall (Sherry) of Clyde; nephews, Robert Rathbone, Harold Rathbone, and Victor Medford; and many cousins and good friends.
A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 20, 2021 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Canton. Pastor Kenneth Rhinehart will be officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Clyde.
Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Smith family.