Robert Smith K5VRF

Member of M.A.R.I.E.

May 15, 2012

SMITH Robert C. Smith (August 24, 1925 - May 15, 2012)

Our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Robert C. Smith, born in Kansas City, MO, passed away in El Paso, TX May 15, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sherman L. and Mary Ellen Smith, his brothers, Sherman P. and James P., and granddaughter, Lynn Ann Smith. He is survived by his wife, Karin C. Smith, his children Thomas B. and Melodee A. Smith, granddaughters, Theresa B. and Samantha T. Smith, Malissa A. Anaya, Tiffany M. Braus, and great grandsons, Andres C. and Abel J. Anaya.

His military career entailed the Army Air Corp, WWII, followed by 20 + years regular Army including the Korean War and active duty during Vietnam. After retirement he served 10 years civil service, White Sands Missile Range Electronic Missile War-fair. A 60 year member of Masonic Lodge No. 1111, 32nd degree Mason, member of Scottish Rite, past President of Texas State Motor Patrol Association, El Maida Shrine Motor Patrol, member of American Legion #407, and past Commander of DAV #187.

K5VRF amateur radio operator and Life Member of ARRL - Amateur Radio Relay League, WTRA - West Texas Repeater Association, QCWA - Quarter Century Wireless Association, MARIE - Mountaintop Amateur Remote Intertie El Paso, Member of W5ES - El Paso Amateur Radio Club and K5WPH - Sun City Amateur Radio Club.