Born August 20, 1926 Died May 14, 2013
SMITH, ROBERT FRYE (BOB) - age 86, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Bob was a member of First Baptist Church Concord. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and earned the Asiatic-Pacific and Victory Medals. Bob was a devoted Christian, husband, father and Papaw. He enjoyed gardening, but was most passionate about caring for his family. Bob was preceded in death by his siblings, Howard, E.M., David and Paul Smith, Irene Seelig and Inez Burke. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jenny Smith; children and spouses, Terry and Mary Smith, Dwayne and Christy Smith and Alesia and Joe Knutsen; grandchildren, Jacob, Nathaniel, Elise, Carissa, Solomon, Eli, Caleb and Joshua; sisters-in-law, Eve Cunningham, Gladys Treadway and Myrna Arnett; and many nieces; nephews; and beloved caregiver, Mary Marks. Family and friends are invited to a reception to honor Bob's life from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013, in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church Concord. Graveside services will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Pleasant Forest Cemetery with Rev. Steve Peek officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Homebound Ministry of First Baptist Church Concord, 11704 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37934.