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Robert Paul Smith

February 19, 1939 - February 7, 2020

When God took you back, the angels sang, “Hallelujah, you’re home!”

Robert Paul Smith of Plano, Texas passed away February 7, 2020 at the age of 80, peacefully, in his home with family by his side. Robert, known to his family and friends as Bob, was born on February 19, 1939 to Elmer Paul Smith and Muriel (Hoener) Smith in Annapolis, Maryland. He married Mary Ellen Turner at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on January 17, 1959 in Annapolis, Maryland. Bob worked for Nationwide Insurance as an Executive prior to his retirement in 2000, at which point he became a “stay at home Grampa”.

Bob is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Ellen Smith of Plano, Texas;  daughter, Kathy Hale and husband, Dwayne of Melissa, Texas; son, Bob Smith and wife, Laurie of Danville, California; grandchildren, Katie Hale 20, Lauren Smith 18, Trey Smith 16, Michael Smith 14.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Muriel Smith.

In his younger years, Bob enjoyed bowling, fishing, was a talented guitar player and singer, and on the weekends he could be found working in his beautiful yard and garden. In his later years, Bob enjoyed quiet times at home with Mary Ellen cheering on the Washington Redskins and Texas Rangers. He loved spending time and was so unbelievably proud of each of his four grandchildren, as well as his faithful golden retriever, Lucky.

The family will gratefully welcome friends and family during a visitation on Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friends and family are also invited to the funeral service which will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel on  Friday, February 14, 2020 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.

“Die when I may, I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.”   -Abraham Lincoln

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Bob was the best co-worker, boss, and FRIEND I knew. My prayers go to Mary Ellen that she can find peace in the loss of a great man. Bob will be sorely missed by many. Rest In Peace, dear friend. Don Swindler, July 24, 2020 Bob was the best boss I ever had and was instrumental in whatever success I was able to achieve. I have always been grateful to him for that. Janet and I regret that we were not able to see you and Bob when we drove through Plano this past summer. We have our memories, however, and that is what's important now. Please know we are thinking of you and your family and send our love. Jim Buckalew, February 29, 2020 Mr. Smith, the "Yard of the month" guy. His yard was always perfect. The dad that not only had Kathy, but whomever she brought home with her. The problem solver and the father we all loved. Rest in peace my dear friend. Oteka Paul-Branch, February 11, 2020 He was so kind and had a big smile every time I would see him. He always took the time to ask how I was doing and how my life was going. He always gave wise advice.I enjoyed seeing him at Katie's graduation, it was so nice to catch up after many years. I'll always cherish these memories. I am praying for comfort and healing for his family. He raised a beautiful family. Michael Friend, February 11, 2020 Praying for comfort, peace, and understanding during this sad season of time. Love to you and yours. Christie Smotherman, February 10, 2020