Bobby Joe Smith, 60 of Ladoga died at 4:15 pm on November 23, 2018 surrounded by the love of his life and his sons. Bob was born August 6, 1958 to a Robert L. Smith and Betty L. (Smith) in Nebraska. Bob graduated from Job Corps in 1976. Bob started at Acuity Brands Lighting on September 12, 1978. He married the love of his life, Evelyn E. (Benge) – Smith (Lynn) on December 26, 1980. She survives, also surviving are three sons, Thomas (Layla) Lovins, Robert (Jessica) Smith, and Adam Smith. Also surviving are six granddaughters, and four grandsons. Bob loved all his grandchildren deeply. Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Robert L. and Betty L. Smith-Phelps, and two sisters, April Phelps and Vickie L. Smith.
Funeral service will be 3:00 PM, Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Ladoga Christian Church, 124 West Elm Street, Ladoga, Indiana 47954 with Pastor Nathan Powell officiating. Friends may visit with the family at the church on Sunday from 1:00 PM until time of service. Burial will take place Monday, November 26, 2018 at 11:00 in Stoner Cemetery.