Robert Roy Smith

November 16, 1946 ~ May 19, 2022 (age 75)


URBANA, IL- Robert Roy Smith, 75, of Urbana, passed away at 8:58 PM, Thursday, May 19, 2022 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.


Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, May 26 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Urbana.  Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Rd., Urbana, is assisting the family with arrangements.


Robert was born November 16, 1946 in Melrose Park, IL, a son of Ernest and Glenda (Guard) Smith.  He married Shirelly J. Brine on April 24, 1992.  She preceded him in death on January 7, 2014.  He later married Jacinta M. Nickelson and she preceded him in death on July 18, 2019.  Survivors include a son, Rob(Marci) Smith II of Champaign, and two daughters, Debbi(Rob) Danner of Homer, IL and Margi(Jim) Eldridge of Sadorus, IL; bonus children, Pam(Steve) Starwalt of Champaign, Vicki(Bob) Stipp of Villa Grove, IL, Theresa(Gene) Hoffman of Urbana, and Mark(Danielle) Parsons of Wisconsin.  15 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, a brother, Karl(Linda) Smith of Champaign, and a special friend and caregiver, Shirley Dipert also survives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and spouses.


Robert graduated from Urbana High School in 1965 and worked as a union tile setter for over 40 years.  He was a member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworks Local 8, the Elks Lodge and St. Peters Church of Christ.  Robert was also a farmer at heart. 

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