Robert L. Smith, 95, of Arkansas City, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at South Central Kansas Medical Center.

Cremation will take place with the family holding a private service at a later date.  

A memorial in Mr. Smith’s name is for missions at the Blessing Heights Church of God, 1529 W. Radio Lane, Arkansas City, KS 67005. Online condolences can be left at

Robert was born on Nov. 1, 1924, in Benton, lll., the son of Connie Harrison and Martha Jane (Stalcup) Smith.  

Robert married Bonnie Downs on Feb. 9, 1952.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister-in-law. 

His family includes his wife, Bonnie; his five children; 14 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

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