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Bobby Gene Smith

Fayetteville, AR, 1926 - 2010

Bobby Gene Smith, 84, of Fayetteville, Ark., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010 in Fayetteville, Ark. Bob was born May 31, 1926 in Stanford, Ark., to Mollie and Robert Smith. Bob was married to Gussie J. Smith for 56 years. He is survived by his wife Gussie, his son, Bobby G. Smith III and his daughter-in-law, Marty M. Smith of Fayetteville, Ark. He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Pauline Boozer of Paragould, Ark., Lurvine Herbert of Houston, Texas, and Rhoda Pickett of Walcott, Ark. Bob served his country during World War II in the Asiatic Pacific Theater with the Army's 1st Cavalry. He attended Arkansas State University and was a lifelong Razorback fan. His successful career in the school and office products industry received peer and industry recognition for his sales and leadership skills. In 1993, former First Lady Barbara Bush presented Bob with the Lifetime Achievement Award from SHOPA – The School, Home and Office Products Association. Bob was a Christian, faithful provider, husband and father. The family would like to express its appreciation and gratitude for the love and care Bob received while at Fayetteville City Hospital. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Fayetteville City Hospital Activity Fund, 221 S. School St., Fayetteville, Ark. 72701. Services will be held at the Fayetteville National Cemetery, Friday, Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. Online remembrances may be made at

Published October 11, 2010

Beards Funeral Chapel
855 S. Happy Hollow Road, Fayetteville, AR
Phone: 479-521-8551