August 6, 1921 ~ June 20, 2020

Born in: Columbus, Ohio
Resided in: Parker, Colorado

The Reverend R. Robert Smith was born August 6, 1921 and passed away June 20, 2020.  He was born in Columbus, Ohio to Raymond R. Smith and Clara Bargeloh Smith.

Fr. Smith served in Luzon in the Army Signal Corps during World War II. He worked for 30 years at Western Electric before entering seminary at Nashotah House to become an Episcopal priest. After his ordination he served the diocese of Colorado at parishes in Littleton and Denver. Fr. Smith also served as a volunteer hospital chaplain for over seven years.

He is survived by his wife, Maryan Sneed, his daughter Barbara Smith Eychaner (Jim) of Carmichael, CA and three grandchildren, Anne Eychaner of Carmichael, Jay Eychaner of Chicago, and Zachary Smith of Tucson. Also surviving are blended family members Kimberly Sneed, David Sneed (Jill), and their children Nolan, Lauren and Justin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Violet, and his son Stuart.

Memorials may be sent to St. Martin in the Field Episcopal Church, PO Box 460906, Aurora, CO 80046  or The Brookwood Community, 1752 FM 1489 Rd., Brookshire, TX 77423.

Due to Covid-19 private family services will be held July 11 at St. Martin’s.

Memories Timeline


  1. Eternal rest, grant unto Bob+ O Lord
    and let perpetual light shine upon him.
    May he rest in peace.
    May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,
    through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

  2. Maryann: We are so sorry to learn of Bob’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May time ease the pain of your loss and leave only the beautiful memories that you shared together.

  3. I was blessed with the privilege on a few occasions to spend a day or evening with Fr. Bob while his wife needed to be away from home for more than a couple of hours.
    On the second occasion, as soon as I was finished with dinner dishes and came into the living room, the TV went off immediately and we spent the evening in theological discussion. Fr. Bob was a delightful gentleman, a kind and gentle spirit. I came away from our encounters knowing I had spent time with a truly spiritual individual.

  4. Maryann, I was so sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. He was such a wonderful man! I will always remember him being in Ray and my Bible Study Group. He had so much knowledge about the Bible. My prayers and love are with you and the family! He truly will be missed!

  5. I had so many lovely conversations with this lovely man. He made a difference in my life, many, many times. His encouragement during my CPE training was invaluable. God bless you all, as you grieve. Hugs to all.

  6. Maryann and family:
    Such a wonderful man and priest. He was a delight to talk to and always had a smile. He will be missed, a life well lived. May God Bless and keep him forever.

  7. Maryan,
    So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I was so blessed to have been able to spend time with him.
    Never do I work a puzzle that I don’t think of him!


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