Robert Dill William Smith

Saturday, November 3, 1956 - Friday, February 5, 2021

A Man with a Big Heart

Photo of Robert Dill William Smith  - 1956-2021

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.

Condolences from family and friends

Bill will be missed we have some wonderfull memories he had the biggest heart ever never met a stranger. Was a great man and when I call on a true friend that's who I look to I will always remember how he would plow his garden with a rake and it would be so perfect and he growled the best onions we would spend alot of days just hanging out in the little garden and talking we r gonna miss him badly we will be praying for the family and no boys you guys had a wonderfully father we love y'all. Ray and Pam banks
Ray and Pam banks
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
Pisgah Class of 1975
Just lost for words of Bills passing but so many great memories of this so kind and funny man always never a dull moment around Bill Prayers going out to his Sons which he spoke of often never will forget you Bill RIP
Rosemary Parker
Praying for you family. I was saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. I’m grateful for Bill’s friendship growing up. We were best of friends through our late teenage years then girlfriends, marriages and kids came along and we sort of lost touch over time. I will always be grateful for Bill’s friendship through some of those tough teenage years.
David Smith
Deepest sympathies for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the family.
Carolyn Weaver