Robert Paul Smith Jr. passed away during the late-night hours of February 27, 2021 in Round Rock, Texas at the age of 69. He was a beloved father, husband, brother and friend. He was born April 29, 1951 to Robert and Francies L. Smith in the small town of Jefferson, Texas.
Robert proudly served in the United States Army for 20 years from 1971 to August of 1991. He went on to serve the State of Texas as a Correctional Officer with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the next ten years. He also worked for Loomis Armored Transport in Waco, Texas and in the Food Services Division on Fort Hood, Texas.
During his time in the military he met the first love of his life, Kwang H. Smith. Their marriage lasted from July 5, 1973 until 2003. He then married his second love, Mrs. Edna Smith in July 2005. Both women preceded him in death.
Robert was an excellent cook who enjoyed sharing his passion with family and friends. He also enjoyed gardening, baking, coin and stamp collecting, traveling, attending church and spending time with his little dog Snoop.
Robert is survived by his younger brother George E. Smith, his children Robert P. Smith, III 43, Elizabeth L. Smith 42, James E. Smith 35 and Bobbi Waddle 34. He is also survived by his grandchildren Joelle and Taliyah Thompson, Robert, Julia, Braden Smith and Evan Waddle. Finally, he is survived by his great grandson, Maurice Thompson.
The viewing will be Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 5-7 p.m. at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Killeen, Texas. Funeral service to follow Friday, March 12 at 10 a.m. All are invited to attend.
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