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Roberto R. Smith

Roberto R. Smith, age 77, of Exeter, Missouri, passed away Saturday, August 24, 2019 at his home.


He was born December 25, 1941 in Brownsville, Texas, the son of Ruben and Teresa R. (Granados) Smith. On August 28, 1959 he was united in marriage to Hortencia Lara, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his parents.



Surviving are one son, Jessie Lara Smith of Harlingen, Texas; two daughters, Irma Smith Castillo and Nellie Smith, both of Exeter, Missouri; one sister, Mary Helen Ceceñas of Fort Worth, Texas; ten grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.


Roberto moved to the Exeter area in 1978. For many years he worked at Vollenweider Apple Orchard and later for Gene Cowherd at the grape vineyard in Butterfield. He was a member of St. Edwards Catholic Church in Cassville and was a former member of Knights of Columbus.


Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 2, 2019 at St. Edwards Catholic Church, 107 W 17th Street, Cassville, Missouri, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Reverend Bill Hodgson will conduct the services. Burial will be at Maplewood Cemetery in Exeter.


The family will receive friends from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Sunday with Rosary at 6:00 p.m. at Fohn Funeral Home, 1303 Main Street, Cassville, Missouri.


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