Lake City – Robert “Bob” Smires, 81, died Friday, March 9, 2018 at Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City surrounded by his family. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Lake City with Pastor Paul Ferderer officiating.
Robert Richard Smires was born on March 22, 1936 in Skyeville, NJ to William and Rebecca (Bowker) Smires. On December 13, 1970, Bob married Caroline Metzel in Browns Mills, NJ. He worked as a mechanic and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening and was known for his vegetable stand in Sac City.
Bob is survived by his wife, Caroline of Lake City, daughter Deb (Gary) Mauer, son John (Michele) Smires, 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Sammy Smires and sister Edith Wildonger.