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In Loving Memory of Robert Henry Smith
July 16,1963-October 7, 2023
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Robert Henry Smith, a beloved son,
husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, friend, and successful entrepreneur. Robert, at the age of 60, departed from this world for his home in heaven, leaving a legacy of love, faith, laughter, and unwavering patriotism.
Robert was a self-made man who lived life with a profound dedication to his family, faith, and community. He never met a stranger and would always lend a helping hand. His wife Linda and his three daughters Natalie, Stacey, Cara and stepson Micah brought him happiness and pride. His three grandchildren Valerie, Luke, and Max held a special place in his heart, and he delighted in watching them grow and thrive. He was forever teasing them and bringing laughter throughout the house. Robert loved animals, making and flying kites, traveling, music, and dancing.
Robert was not only a devoted family man but also a master craftsman. He was proud of his work building displays for the Smithsonian Museum. Robert built a team of family and friends that remodeled many historical homes in the DC area and, eventually, brought this passion back to Texas. His remodeling business was not just about bricks and mortar; it was about transforming houses into homes and forging lasting friendships with his clients. His personal goal for his business was to remodel homes for clientele crossing multiple generations and was able to meet that goal, working for four generations for several families. Robert believed that every project was an opportunity to make someone’s life better, and in doing so, he made countless lifelong friends along the way.
His faith in God was a cornerstone of his life, guiding his actions and providing him with strength through life’s challenges. He knew the Bible and carried one on the dashboard of all his vehicles. Robert’s unwavering patriotism was evident in his dedication to his country and community. He was a staunch believer in the importance of giving back and supporting those in need, always advocating for second chances for those who had stumbled on life’s path.
Robert’s presence in the lives of those who knew him was a beacon of warmth, kindness, and empathy. He leaves behind a legacy of love, faith, and the belief that everyone deserves a second chance and sometimes more. His memory will forever live on in the hearts of his family, friends, and all those whose lives he touched.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Robert’s favorite charities, which support veterans and those seeking a fresh start in life, embodying his belief in second chances. Tunnel for Towers, paralyzed veterans, and TCAP were some of the charities that Robert and Linda donated to routinely. TCAP is a low-cost animal vaccine and spay and neuter services in Texas.
A celebration of Robert’s life will be held on October 21, 2023, at the Forest Ridge funeral home in North Richland Hills. The service starts at 1 pm. Let us come together to remember and honor the remarkable man who touched our lives with his love, generosity, and enduring spirit. Robert’s legacy will continue to shine brightly in our hearts, reminding us of the beauty that can be found in love, faith, and the belief in second chances.
Robert was preceded in death by his father, Arvel Elton Smith Jr.,his mother Linda Carol Hughes Smith, and his first wife Alisa Anderson. He is survived by his step-mother Flo Smith Aguilar (Joe), wife Linda Spurlock Fischer Smith, daughters Natalie Kay Morris, Stacey Nicole Lamos (Sam Wallin) Cara Ann Louise Smith Sitaula (Anish) and stepson Micah Denis’ Fischer. Grandchildren Valerie Kay Lamos, Luke Paul Wallin, and Max Henry Ray Sitaula. Brother Billy Harold Smith (Tracy), sisters Darla Lynn Smith Carnes, Rose Ransom, Lisa Falcon, Nelda Freeland (Jonathan). His Aunt Dell Morgan and Uncle Bill Smith (Sharon). And many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.