Mr. Robert Cole Smith, 82

Mr. Robert Cole Smith, 82, of Winchester, Kentucky and formerly of Lake Wales, husband of Katherine Abner Smith, passed away on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in Winchester. Mr. Smith was born in Winchester on April 19, 1930 to the late Robert and Mary Bell Dixon Smith. He was a retired auto body technician and was the caretaker of the Lake Wales Elks Lodge. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and then served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Lake Wales and attended the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Winchester. In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by daughter Terri Buchanan and husband Jimmy of Lake Wales, grandchildren Coley Buchanan Diaz and husband Marcos of Lakeland, Stevie Buchanan of Frostproof, and Scooter Buchanan of Lake Wales, brothers Mel Smith and Ronnie Smith of Winchester and Clark Smith of Ohio, and a sister, Dolly Moore of Winchester. He was preceded in death by his first wife Betty, a daughter Sharon, and sons Steve and David. Visitation will be from at 9:00 A.M. until his funeral service begins at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, November 9, 2012, at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. John Glamann officiating. Military Honors and Committal will follow at 1:30 P.M. at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.

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