Robert Alfred Smith, 86, of Emporia, VA., died Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center in Emporia, VA., with his family by his side. He was a native of Greensville County, VA, born September 12, 1933 to the late Pender Lee Smith Sr. and Virginia Harrell Smith. He was a retired farmer and a partner of P.L. Smith and Sons Peanut Warehouse, and was also a Charter Member of the Brink Ruritan Club, a U.S. Army Veteran and a 1954 graduate of Greensville County High School.

He is survived by his high school sweetheart, Christine Woodruff Smith, of 58 years, one son, Robert Pender Smith, two grandchildren, Ashley Lauren Smith and Michael Leslie Smith, one sister-in-law, Jo Anne Hancock Smith, one brother-in-law, Billy Joe Bivens Jr, two nieces, Amy Pollard Lifsey and Pat Bivens Clary (Wilson). He was predeceased by one brother, Pender Lee Smith Jr., one sister, Alice Smith Bivens, three nephews, David Smith, Mike Bivens, and Joey Bivens III.

A Graveside service with Military Honors will be held Friday, October 25, 2019, at 2:00 P.M. at Greensville Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Rick Ragan officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be made to www.echolsfuneralhome.com