Service: to be announced at a later date.

Robert "Bob" J. Smith, 81, of Wheatland died Sept. 3, 2018, at Hermitage Nursing & Rehab, Hermitage. 

He was born April 4, 1937, in Kansas City, Kansas, to Nicholas Michael and Ann Link Smith. 

He is a U.S. Army Veteran and worked as a Hickory County deputy and D.A.R.E. officer for the Hickory County Sheriff's Office for several years. 

He was a member of the National Rifleman's Association.

Survivors include his significant other, Ellen Sparks; two sons, Nick Smith of Oak Grove and Brian Smith of Lee's Summit; two daughters, Mary Vieth of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Cindy Smith of Raytown; one brother, Jim Smith of Olathe, Kansas; one sister, Carol Birmingham of Flagstaff, Arizona; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be announced at a later date. Inurnment will be in Avery Spring Branch Cemetery, north of Wheatland. Cremation was under the direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland.

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