Roberto R. Smith

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Roberto R. Smith, 77, of Exeter, passed away Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, at his home.

He was born Dec. 25, 1941, in Brownsville, Texas, the son of Ruben and Teresa R. (Granados) Smith. On Aug. 28, 1959, he was united in marriage to Hortencia Lara, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors include: one son, Jessie Lara Smith of Harlingen, Texas; two daughters, Irma Smith Castillo and Nellie Smith, both of Exeter; one sister, Mary Helen Ceceņas of Fort Worth, Texas; ten grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

He moved to the Exeter area in 1978. For many years, he worked at Vollenweider Apple Orchard and later for Gene Cowherd at the grape vineyard in Butterfield. He was a member of St. Edwards Catholic Church in Cassville and was a former member of Knights of Columbus.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2, at St. Edwards Catholic Church, Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial will be at Maplewood Cemetery in Exeter.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Sunday with Rosary at 6 p.m. at Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.

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