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Robert Frank Smith, Sr.

May 30, 1940 December 23, 2018
Robert  Frank  Smith, Sr.
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Obituary for Robert Frank Smith, Sr.

Nikiski resident, Mr. Robert Frank Smith, Sr., 78, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage.

Funeral Services will be held 12:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4th, 2019 at Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory – 5839 Kenai Spur Hwy – Kenai. A viewing will be held 1 hour prior to services from 11:00 to 12:00 p.m. Following services, a reception will be held at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at the Kenai City Cemetery where Robert will be laid to rest next to his wife and son. Chaplain Frank Alioto will be officiating. Pallbearers will include: Justin Smith, Race Rusk, Kyle Hilleary, Sonny Clemmons, and Rick Smith.

Robert was born May 30, 1940 in El Centro, California. He joined the military when he was 20 years old, serving 2 years in the U.S. Army. In 1971 Robert moved to Alaska first living in Kasilof, then Wasilla and finally Nikiski in 1991. He owned and operated the Alaska Lead Shed up until 2005. Robert loved boating, 4 wheeling, spending time with his grandbabies.

He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Frank Smith, Jr; wife, Peggy Jean Smith; brothers, John and Junior Smith; sisters, Lucy Atwood and Sue Garret and parents, John and Edith Smith.

He is survived by his grandkids, Amber Hilleary and Kevin Smith of Kenai and Nikiski; brother, Ronald (Shirley) Smith of Soldotna; sons, Rick Smith of Port Angeles, Washington, Jewell Bradford of Anchorage, and Joel Bradford of Spokane, Washington; daughter, Karen Barngrover of Kenai and great grand babies Tristen and Hadley Hilleary both of Nikiski ad many more loved ones near and far.

Arrangements made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory. Please sign or visit his online guestbook at


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