Robert “PawPaw” Wayne Smith, age 70 of Newberry, Fl, passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. Robert was born April 25, 1950 and was raised in Jasper, Fl.
Before retirement, he worked as a Construction Superintendent for CPPI, formerly Charles Perry Construction, for 43 years. He enjoyed his family, hunting, and gardening. He had a passion for making cane syrup, a family tradition for over 50 years. Most of all, he loved the Lord.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Pauline Smith of Jasper, Fl and one brother, Rodney Smith. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Helen Ayers Smith, sons Casey (Jennifer) Smith, and Chad (Alicia) Smith, three grandchildren Anthony, Nolan, and Clare Smith, four brothers Edward (Vivian), Wallace, Paul (Cherri), and Charles (Alice) Smith, and three sisters Evelyn (Tom) Vlasik, Gloria (Ed) Crampton, and Kay (Jim) Allen.
Graveside funeral services will be held Saturday, October 24, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. in Newberry Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, October 23, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. at Milam Funeral Home in Newberry, Fl. For those who wish, contributions may be made to VFW FL Veteran’s Retirement Home at vfwveteransvillage.org or FCA Outdoors by visiting http://my.fca.org/skipperhair.