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In Loving Memory

Smoot, Sr., Kenneth “Bob”

Kenneth “Bob” Smoot, Sr.,

Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, on October 21, 2023 Bob passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at SSM St. Clare Hospital – Fenton.  Beloved husband of Lee Smoot (nee Lumia) for 56 years, Dear father of Bob Smoot, Tina (Tony) Kimbrell, and Shelly Smoot.  Loving grandfather of Jaclyn (Geraldine) Gallagher, Robert (Leslie Torres) Pannell and step great grandfather to Zach Merriman.  Dear brother of Thomas (Peggy Harris) Smoot and Raymond Smoot.  He was a loving Uncle to his nieces and nephews.  Bob was predeceased by his parents Herman and Mary Melcinia (Missey) Smoot, his brother Herman (Marcella) Smoot, and his sister Helen (Charles) Lubiewski.

Bob was born in St. Louis, MO and grew up in the Fairgrounds Park neighborhood in the 4300 block of John Ave.  He attended Holy Name Parish and Grade School at 2047 East Grand Boulevard and De Andreis High School at 4274 N. Clarence Ave in St. Louis.  Bob served in the Army, worked as a St. Louis City Fireman for about 30 years, and worked another 9 years at Dierbergs in South County.  Bob was hard working and singularly devoted to his family.  His quiet demeanor, humor, and love of his family and friends will always be remembered.

Services Funeral from Kutis South County Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Road, on Monday, October 30, 10:00 am to St. Joseph Catholic Church – Imperial for 10:30 am mass. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Backstoppers, appreciated. Visitation Sunday 4:00 to 8:00pm.


4 thoughts on “Smoot, Sr., Kenneth “Bob””

  1. Bob was a very good friend of ours for many of years. He had a silent personality but one on one and in a small group of friends he made a strong impression. Thanks for a true and kind friendship ! You will truly be missed. Love- Greg and Cindy Maschmeyer

  2. Sending prayers and hugs to the whole family. Hold all those wonderful memories in your heart and he will be close.❤️

  3. Rest easy Bob, these last 5 years or more, have been very hard on you and family, friends also. You will be missed greatly. Till we get together again Bob, rest easy my Brother. Love you Brother, Tom

  4. Dear Shelly,

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. God is with you and so are all your friends at C.L. Smith. You are so special to all of us and we love you to pieces. Lean on us for anything you need, we are here for you.

    God’s Peace and Love, Leslie Licavoli


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