Robert “Bobby” Clayton Smith, age 80 of Grand Haven, passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at a local care facility. He was born on June 27, 1940 in Manlius Township, MI to the late Lloyd K. and Pauline “Betty” (Bennewate-Pothoff) Smith.
Bobby did maintenance work for St. Patrick’s Catholic Church for 30 years, where he retired from, as well as the Grand Haven Eagles for many years. He was a Golden Lifetime Member of the Grand Haven Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie #925, and he and his mother served on the Civil Defense Corp. which was established during the Korean War.
Bobby enjoyed watching sports, namely the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, and Detroit Lions. In his younger years, he always looked forward to attending Air Shows, and loved traveling, fishing, and camping. Bobby was also quite a photographer, and enjoyed taking pictures of nature and sharing them with friends.
He is survived by one brother, and was preceded in death by his parents, and step-father, Glenn Pothoff.
Bobby will be lovingly remembered and missed by many close friends from the Eagles who became his family over the years.
Private services will be held. Interment will take place at Fennville City Cemetery.
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