Robert "Bobby" Smith

January 23, 1939 - July 9, 2021

Robert “Bobby” Smith, Sr., 82, of Nederland, passed Friday, July 9, 2021. He was born January 23, 1939, in Nederland, to Elodie Mott Smith and Claude Smith.

Robert was known as “Smitty” to his co-workers, “Bobby” to his family, “Bobby Bass” to his fishing buddies, and “Paw-Paw” to his six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He spent his career working for the United States Postal Service in Nederland, where he retired after thirty-five years. He loved hunting, fishing, casino trips, and spending time with his family. It was not unusual for his family and friends to look outside and see him driving down the street with a dog hanging out the window. Bobby was a protector and always looking out for his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Patricia Harvill Smith; sons, Robbie Smith and his wife, Kim; and Russell Smith and his wife, Becky, all of Nederland; grandchildren, Adam Smith and his wife, Tamara; Amber Parnell and her husband, Wes; Darin Smith and his wife, Lindsey; Candace Wilson; Erika Szudzik and her husband, Rob; and Connor Smith; great-grandchildren, Layla, Lexi, Hayes, Holt, Reese, Adeline, Riley, Gracie, and Aubrey; step-mother, Zelma Smith; and half-brothers, Byron Smith and Chad Smith and his wife, Angie.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

A gathering of Mr. Smith’s family and friends will begin 12:00 p.m., with his funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 12, 2021, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His interment will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.

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Oak Bluff Memorial Park

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  • 618 block port neches tx 77651

Funeral Service

Funeral Service
  • 505 n 12th street nederland tx 77627
  • 07/12/2021
  • 2:00 pm

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
  • 505 n 12th street nederland tx 77627
  • 07/12/2021
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Joe Prestridge

Sorry for y’all loss Bobby was a good man and fun to be around

Etta (Hebert) Helveston

So sorry for your loss.

Debbie Harvill Brubaker

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending my love and prayers.

Connie Reese

I worked with 'Smitty" at the Post Office. He was always funny and the life of the party. I am so sorry for your loss. He will be truly missed.

Doris Keene Davey

Dear Pat and Family Sorry to hear of Bobby’s Passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. You are remembered with fond memories of our time together at NHS. BLESSINGS Doris