Robert C. “Bob” Smith, 89, of Colerain, OH, passed away September 27, 2020 at Wheeling Hospital.
He was born July 27, 1931, in Farmington, OH, a son of the late Robert R. and Esther (Cope) Smith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Greta (McCartney) Smith, and sister, Elizabeth Ann Smith.
Bob was a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School and graduated from Mt. Union College in 1953.
Known as beloved “Coach Smith” to many students over his 31-year career, Bob taught English and Drama and worked as head basketball and football coach in districts spanning Dennison, Williamsburg, and Mt. Pleasant, OH, retiring from Buckeye West in Adena in 1980 before serving as athletic director. Bob began his second career in real estate, and in 1985, operated Bob Smith Realty as a broker, appraiser and auctioneer through 2008.
He was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason for 60 years, former officer of Ruritan club, and served as a Deacon, Elder, and devoted member of the Colerain Presbyterian Church. Bob was an avid fisherman and golfer, and friend to his community.
Bob is survived by his son, Robert R. Smith of Farmington, daughter, Carole Busby of Triadelphia, WV, grandson, Christopher Waterhouse, granddaughters Aimee (Alfred) Valle, Lindsey (Daniel) Tracey, great-granddaughter Eliza Tracey, and several cousins.
Due to the pandemic, private service for close friends and family will be held at Colerain Presbyterian Church from 10-11 am Monday, October 5, with burial at Farmington Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home, Bridgeport, OH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Colerain Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 96, Colerain, OH 43916.
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