Robert Carroll Smeby

Robert Carroll Smeby, a resident of Pomona, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020 while at his residence. He was born September 8, 1930 to Theodore and Kartha (Narum) Smeby in Milwaukee, WI; he was 89 years old.
Robert grew up on a farm in Waukon, IA. After graduation from high school, he attended Northrup Institute of Technology in Los Angeles, CA where he received a bachelor's degree in Aircraft Maintenance. He worked at Lockheed Martin Corporation in Ft. Worth, TX for 30 years before his retirement. He married Lila L. Newman on January 14, 1956 in Madison, WI. To this union four children were born. He also proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.  Robert attended the Lutheran Church when he could. When he wasn't working, he enjoyed hunting. He and Lila also loved taking long drives in the countryside before her passing in 2005. However, his favorite times were spent with his family. He will be dearly missed by his family, his friends, and all who knew him.
Robert is preceded in death by his parents, and his wife.
He is survived by his children: Robert W. Smeby and his wife, Lori of McKinney, TX; Brian K. Smeby of Pomona, Scott A. Smeby and his wife, Lori of North Richland Hills, TX; and Nancy K. Collins and her husband, Steve of West Plains. Further survivors include his grandchildren: Sean A. and Kasey L. Smeby; great-grandchildren: Rylan Urias, Payton Glenn, Korbin Glenn, and Jackson Smeby, and twins, Blake and Bentley Bryant, who are expected to make their appearance this month.
A private graveside service was held April 8, 2020 at the Mackey Cemetery in Pomona with Pastor David Ball officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Willow Funeral Home, LLC.  Online condolences may be left at

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