|Birth: ||Mar. 31, 1936, USA|
|Death: ||Apr. 25, 2012|
Retired CW4 Bobby D. Smith, 76, of Waco, passed away on April 23, 2012, at his home. Private burial will be at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.
Bobby served his country for 26 years, beginning in the U.S. Marine Corps and then transferring to the U.S. Army. He rose in the enlisted ranks to Staff Sergeant before attending flight school and becoming an Aviation Warrant Officer. His service included a tour in Korea, two tours in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot, and selection to the Presidential Flight Staff. His love of flying continued after his retirement from the Army as he flew commercially for many years and then began building his own airplane. He earned a degree in Aeronautical Engineering through Embry Riddle University and used his knowledge to design and build electronic components for aircraft as well as computers and ham radio. After his wife's death in 2002, Bobby found a new passion in motorcycles and enjoyed traveling the country on two wheels. He was a man of many talents, all of which he used well.
Survivors include his son, Frank Smith, of Mansfield; daughters, Barbara Smith, of Bulverde, Laura Martin, of Moody, and Marilyn Stewart, of Killeen; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Jack Smith, of Waco; and many other family members and numerous friends.
Waco Tribune-Herald: 5/2/2012
Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery
Created by: Ruth M. Brown
Record added: May 02, 2012
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