ROBERT MARTIN SMITH, SR.
Robert was born May 6, 1954 in Kenmore, NY.; son of Martin and Donna Smith. He moved to Orlando FL. in 1964 where he attended school. He graduated from Winter Park high School in 1972. Robert started off as a mechanic and rose to the position of Manager of various Firestone Service Centers. He was married in 1973 to Kathleen Mador and the couple had 2 children, Robert Jr., & Cheryl Angelique. His many hobbies included fishing tournaments, bowling, nascar, and the Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys. He also enjoyed many hours at the Hard Rock Casino. Robert Jr. lives in Port St. Lucie, FL. and Cheryl is married to Guy Carpenter. They live in Punta Gorda, FL. He is also survived by his mother Donna Mae Smith of Altamonte Springs FL., a brother Richard Smith, sister Kim Roman. He is the nephew of Fred & Ruby Smith of Inverness FL., Alan & Audry Worth of Niagara Falls NY, & Deloris Oswald of Tonawanda, NY. A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, November 5th, 11am at Highland Funeral Home, 3329 E. Semoran Blvd. Following, Robert will be laid to rest in Highland Memory Gardens, Apopka FL. The family requests in lieu of flowers that all donations be made to Vitas Hospice at https://www.vitas.com/about-us/how-to-donate in Robert's memory.
My dear best friend and husband:
We brought into this world two fantastic children. Together we started this journey and together we ended it. I am so thankful for our time together .. May our Heavenly Father take you into his arms for time and all eternity.. Until we meet again...
Kathleen Smith AhernLongwood, FL
My condolences to the family. I have many happy memories with Robert. He was my fishing partner in many tournaments and many golf outings. I know he will be missed.
David A PulfordBellevue, MI
To Cheryl and family. So sorry for your loss. May memories warm your heart.
Helen & Burt Carpenter, FL
You were such an amazing Dad. You were always kind to everyone and you never let me down. I love you so very much and I know you are in Heaven with Grandpa looking down on us and probably making silly Dad jokes.
Cheryl CarpenterPunta Gorda, FL