Bobby R. Smith, age 87, of Russellville, Ky., passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019, at his home.

He was born in McClean County, Ky. on April 8, 1932, to the late Howard Rignald and Gracie Evelyn (Markwell) Smith.

Bobby was a Baptist, a United States Army veteran and retired from Pennyrile Electric as a lineman and forman after 33 years.

He is preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Kaye Thomas; two brothers, Lyndal Smith and Jimmy Smith; one sister, Donna Joyce Smith, and a granddaughter, Shannon (Thomas) Sears.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Hazel Smith; two daughters, Donna Brouwer (Earl Bryan) of Russellville and LaVonda Morr (David) of Quinton, Va.; two brothers, Donny Smith of Madisonville and Barry Smith of Madisonville; four sisters, Marilyn Fulkerson of Madisonville, Betty Lou Dyer of Breeman, Lois Jones of Sacramento and Sue Capps of Sacramento; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Bobby R. Smith will be conducted Wednesday, April 17 at 1 p.m. in the Young Funeral Home Russellville Chapel with Bro. Brent Crabtree and Gayla Webb officiating. Burial will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery. Visitation will begin Tuesday, April 16 from 5-8 p.m. and Wednesday, April 17 from 8 a.m. until funeral time at 1 p.m.

Pallbearers are Chad Powell, Nathan Powell, Jonathan Morr, Jarred Sears, Bryson Grubbs, Simon Poe, Tristan Morr, and Michael Thomas.