In Memory

Bobby Gene Smyth

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11/12/12 03:43 PM #1    

Glenn Moore


07/31/13 10:49 AM #2    

Charles A. Spicer

Not having any contact with Lafayette for 50 years, I was saddened to see on this website that Bob Smyth had passed away.  I tried to find him on the internet several times over the years, but wasn't successful.  Bob was a great guy and I will always remember his smile and his friendship.  Since I came to Lafayette from a small school in NC, for my senior year, Bob's close friendship was very important for the great experiences I had that year.  We sat beside each other in band that year, so we got to know each other very well.  I also went to a number of Lafayette's baseball games, where Bob was a left-handed pitcher on a very good LHS team.  Bob planned to go to Western KY Univ. after graduation, while I planned to attend Eastern.  That's the last time I saw Bob and I regret that I was never able to maintain contact with him.  If we only had the internet back then, I'm sure our friendship would have continued through the years.

05/21/21 08:32 PM #3    

Calvin (Loran) Wagoner

Bobby developed lymphoma six years after we graduated and died a short time later. He was my best friend from the second grade on. A great guy. I was in veterschool in Auburn when he died and didn't find out about it until he had already been buried. I visited  his mom, dad, brother and sister the next time I was home. It was a great loss for me also. 

05/22/21 08:45 AM #4    

Bill Hatter (Hatter)

Bobby Gene and I were roommates at Western Kentucky University for two years.  He married a young lady from Springfield, Tennessee and dropped out of school.  He & his wife (Carol) moved to Lexington and Bobby started working for Tender, Krause & Tender Optical Company.  Shortly after starting there he discovered he had cancer.  Those of you from the Meadpwthorpe crew will probably recognize the name Bob Stith.  Bob had survived cancer and became Bobby's "Cancer Mentor" untill Bobby lost the battle.  I was also part of the Lafayette Marching Generals with Bobby and the other 98 members!  Bobby was a southpaw and pitched on the baseball team at least for his Senior year.  Lauren Wagoner was on that team as I recall.  Bobby was laid to rest in Lexington Cemetery in 1967


Bill Hatter.

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