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Robert Clifton Smith
Date of Death or Service Dec 31, 2013
 Funeral services for Mr. Robert Clifton "Bob" Smith, age 90 of Cocoa, FL will be conducted Wednesday January 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM from the Chapel of the Taylor Funeral Home. Place of rest will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday morning from 9:30 AM until time of service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Rolling Thunder, Inc. or the Alzheimer’s Association. Services are under the direction of the Taylor Funeral Home.
 
Mr. Smith passed away on December 31, 2013. Robert was born to Jerry “Bill” and Hallie Hayes Smith on June 23, 1923.  Robert was an infantryman in the US Army during World War II, was captured in France, and held as a prisoner of war in Germany for 300 days until he and his work group escaped to Switzerland. Just after the war, he set his sights on a lovely young lady Kathryn Juanita “Nita” Proctor, and they were married September 13, 1947. Robert--always fascinated with airplanes-- worked for AVCO in Nashville and then for Eastern Airlines as a mechanic in Miami, Florida, and as an inspector in Atlanta, Georgia. He retired from Eastern in 1985 and moved to Cocoa, Florida, where he became very active in veteran and ex-POW groups.
 
Robert is survived by his wife, Kathryn “Nita” Smith of Cocoa, FL; daughter, Gale Wright (C.C.) of Santa Fe, NM; son, Patrick Smith of Titusville, FL; son Stanton Smith (Donna) of Lexington, VA; and grandchildren, Benjamin Adams, Jonathan Adams, Robert A. Smith, and Laura Smith. He was preceded in death by his sister, Martha; his parents; and his brother Odell Smith.
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