Robert J. Smith

January 16, 1927 ‒ February 19, 2017

Marion, Ohio

Robert Jay “Bob” Smith, age 90, of Marion, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Marion Pointe of Marion.  Bob was born in Independence, Kansas on January 16, 1927 to the late Everett and Genevieve Smith.  Bob married Christine Hesson on June 27, 1952 who passed away October 20, 2012.  Bob and Chris never had their own children, but always enjoyed watching their adoptive families grow.

Bob was a jack of all trades, he was able to fix just about anything. He formerly worked for the Marion Power Shovel and McDaniel Automotive.

Bob is survived by his sister, Marsha Holcomb and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made in Bob’s honor to Grave Harvest Church, 127 North Prospect St., Marion.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Bob’s family. Online condolences and memories may be expressed by visiting

  • Marsha, I am so sorry to hear of Bobby passing, he and Chrissy helped me raise Kelsey. They both were so good to have in my life and hers. She has been trying to find him and is upset to hear this. We loved and I will be forever grateful for their help in raising a wonderful daughter.

  • Marsha, I am so sorry for your loss. Bob and Chris were babysitters for my children from the first day I moved to Marion. They were like grandparents to my children. All three of my children were their “grandchildren”. If it wasn’t for them, I don’t know how I would have made it as a single mom. They watched my kids grow into adults and were so proud of them. I will miss them as if they were my second set of parents.