Oct 01,1951---Nov 10,2021

Robert Dennis Smith

(October 1, 1951 – November 10, 2021)


Robert grew up in Wyandotte County, Kansas, where he returned to after raising his two children in Gladstone, Missouri.Hloved spending time together with his family and friends more than anything. He also loved reading philosophical booksand poetry, listening to a wide variety of music, and always wanted to travel any chance he could. Throughout his life’s journey, many adventures with his friends and family afforded him some of the most hilarious fun stories and pictures, which will be shared amongst his loved ones for years to come. A genuinely self-made man, Robert worked hard to be independent and care for his family all his life. He retired from General Motors, where he dedicated 33 years of his professional life and made many friends.


He was a loving father, son, brother, and friend to many. He especially loved his dearest friend Puff Dog (among many other nicknames, since Robert felt that the name Puff was far too feminine for his fluffy little Schnoodle). The two became inseparable for the rest of Puff Dog’s life. Robert had always hoped they would one day be together again, and they are surely enjoying each other’s company once more.


Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Frances. He is survived by his daughter, Erin, his son, Kyle, his two grandsons, Gunnar and Roen, his two sisters, Sharon and Colleen (Chris), his brotherTerry (Pat)his lifelong best friendRay, and many other family members and friends who he loved deeply.


In lieu of funeral, an intimate celebration of life will be held for Robert with his closest family and friends. He will live on in the hearts and minds of those who loved and knew him. 



I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere aged and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – 

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

-Robert Frost-


Mary Asher Nov 14 ,2021

Very Close Friend ,Kansas city ,Kansas

Robert will be deeply missed by me are used to come over to his house and cleaned it for him because he couldn’t do it anymore. I remember when the kids were little he would bring them over to our house and I would cook them either lunch or dinner and we’d play board games they were small they probably don’t remember. But Ray, David Asher and Robbie we’re good friends. I loved when Robbie would come over on his Motorcycle.He loves his children deeply, he always spoke of them. May you rest in peace normal pain no more suffering, give David Asher a great big hug for me, love Mary Ellen Asher.

Geary Arnold Nov 15 ,2021

Friend ,Hamilton ,Missouri

Robert and I talked or spent time together daily for several years. Once I moved out of the city our contract became less and less. I always knew we could talk anytime. Not being able to do that is hard to accept. Miss you Bro!