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Robert "Bud" Smith

April 20, 1948 February 23, 2020
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Robert “Bud” William Smith, 71 years of age, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 23, 2020. Bud was born in Dayton, Kentucky to his late parents, Garnet Smith and Elizabeth “Betty” Ellen Benke Smith. He is preceded in death by his sister, Sue Smith and his brother, Arthur Smith. Left to mourn Bud’s passing are his wife of 48 years, Vivian Merrill Smith; sons, Bob Smith (Niki), Brian Smith (Robyn), and Steven Smith; his grandchildren, Brandon, Mason, Brianne, Lily, and Chris; his sister, Pat Seiter and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Bud served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He Served two tours in Vietnam and was awarded several commendations. Bud leaves behind a legacy of love for his family, friends, and sports. His love, particularly of the games of baseball and football, led him to coach many young men throughout the years. Because of Bud’s commitment to these games and the young men he coached, he was inducted into both the Campbell County Knothole Hall of Fame and the Newport Firefighters Football Hall of Fame. He was also commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at Stith Funeral Home, 7500 U.S. Hwy 42, Florence, Kentucky 41042, beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the Celebration of Life Service at 12:30 p.m. Burial with military honors will follow at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown, Kentucky. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (for pediatric cancer), P.O. Box 5202, Cincinnati, Ohio 45201. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stithfuneralhomes.com.

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Visitation

Tuesday

3

Mar

10:00 AM 3/3/2020 10:00:00 AM - 12:30 PM 3/3/2020 12:30:00 PM
Stith Funeral Homes - Florence

7500 U.S. Highway 42
Florence, KY 41042

Stith Funeral Homes - Florence
7500 U.S. Highway 42 Florence 41042 KY
United States

Celebration of Life

Tuesday

3

Mar

12:30 PM 3/3/2020 12:30:00 PM
Stith Funeral Homes - Florence

7500 U.S. Highway 42
Florence, KY 41042

Stith Funeral Homes - Florence
7500 U.S. Highway 42 Florence 41042 KY
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North Final Resting Place

205 Eibeck Lane
Williamstown, KY 41097

205 Eibeck Lane Williamstown 41097 KY
United States

Memorial Contribution

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

P.O. Box 5202
Cincinnati, OH 45201-5202
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