Monday, July 17, 2017

Obituary - Robert James Smith

Robert James Smith, 47, of Pleasant Hill, formerly of Mansfield, Ohio, was born, November 15, 1969, in Mansfield, the son of James Adkins and Belinda Bennett. He departed this life, Saturday, July 15, 2017, at the Lee’s Summit Medical Center.

Rob was a 1988 Madison High School graduate, Mansfield. He proudly served in the United States Navy.

Rob was employed as a Tow Truck Operator for the Showtime Tow Co., Miller Towing, and Independence Tow as well as several other tow companies. He had has also worked as a mechanic for Busy Bee in Harrisonville. He proudly volunteered on the Madison Township Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed fishing, building model cars, cooking (especially BBQ) and working on trucks, car shows, mudding, and making jokes at everyone. Above all Rob most enjoyed spending time with his family. He was loved by many and touched everyone who knew him.

Rob was preceded in death by his mother, Belinda.

He is survived by his wife, Tami of Pleasant Hill; six children, Justin Stephens and Amber Stephens, of Mansfield, Ohio, Cearra Smith of Archie, Missouri, Dacota Smith, Andrea Powell, and Siera Powell, of Pleasant Hill; adopted son, Justin “Pookie” Gallegas of Pleasant Hill; his father and step-mother, Jim and Patricia Adkins of Mansfield; one brother, Jamison Adkins of Lucas, Ohio; one sister, Jessica Adkins of Mansfield; paternal grandmother, Helen Adkins of Lucas; 19 grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

Cremation has been accorded.