Robert "Bob" Smothers, son of the late Evert Smothers and Essie Lee (Pierce) Smothers, was born May 20, 1936, in Malden, Mo., and departed this life on July 6, 2010, at the age of 74 years, one month, and 16 days.
Bob married Vonda "Bonnie" Wilcoxson. Bonnie preceded him in death in June 1999.
Survivors include three sons, Royce Smothers, and wife Angie, of Bernie, Mo., Michael Stone, and wife Cheryl, of Desoto, Mo., and Kevin Stone, of Arnold, Mo.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, including, Amy Sharp, and husband Rob, of Kennett, and Natasha Harris, of Fredericktown, Mo.; one brother, Earnest Smother, and wife Angie, of O'Fallon, Mo.; one sister, Mary Bennett, of Marmaduke, Ark.; other relatives and many friends.
Bob was preceded in death by a daughter, Lesa Harris; three brothers, T.W. Smothers, Beauferd Smothers, and Everett Smothers; and two sisters, Opal Eskew and Mattie Schanda.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Friday, July 9, 2010, at McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett, with services being held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 10, 2010, at McDaniel Chapel in Kennett, with the Rev. Bud Evans and the Rev. Ronnie Wilcoxson officiating.
Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Gary Wilcoxson, Daryl Wilcoxson, Doug Wilcoxson, Josh Wilcoxson, David Wilcoxson, Gene Bennett, and Brandon Brewer.
Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Dye and Bill Bradshaw.
McDaniel Funeral Service of Kennett is in charge of the arrangements.