Robert Charles Smith

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Robert "RC" Smith

Funeral Service for Robert Charles Smith, 75, of Tahlequah, will be 10:00 am Thursday April 4, 2019, at the First United Methodist Church, Tahlequah. Officiating will be Rev Matthew Franks. Serving as Pall Bearers are Dr. Robert Rampp, Mr. Billy Coleman, Jose Lado, Sgt. Coty Bost, Sean Kenney, and Dr. Randal Rampp. Interment will follow in the Tahlequah City Cemetery under the care of Green Country Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to be sent to the building fund at First United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be left at

Robert was born the son of Charles and Anna (Danto) Smith on January 27, 1944 in White Cloud, Michigan. He died on March 30, 2019 in Tulsa, OK. Following his education and graduation from White Cloud High School in 1962 he entered the US Air Force where he had a career spanning 21 years and six months, retiring as Master Sergeant. While serving in the USAF he earned his associate degree from the Community College of the Air Force, had active duty campaigns from 1962-1984: Cuban Crisis, Dominican Civil War, Vietnam, and Lebanese and Grenada Invasions, retiring in 1984. He was field promoted in 1982, while assigned to the Headquarters (IG) team) in Korea, to permanent grade of Master Sergeant. RC said, "The travel and history of being assigned to over a dozen AF bases worldwide has been an honor, and to be selected to proudly serve my country."
Four years after his discharge he married Nancy on Nov. 25th, 1988, in Metairie, Louisiana. Post discharge he had a 15 year career with the Department of Energy, Strategic Petroleum Reserve, retiring in 1999, was a life member in VFW and American Legion, and a member of the First United Methodist Church. RC enjoyed golf, travel, telling stories, playing cards, and being with his family.
Preceding RC in death are his parents Charles and Anna Smith and a brother Leonard.
He is survived by his wife Nancy of the home; children, Dr. Randal Rampp and wife Donna, and Robin Kenney and husband Sean; nine grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; two brothers Sid and Roger Smith, as well as many other relatives, friends, and loved ones.
Published on April 2, 2019
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4 posts

Bill Bishop
May 29, 2019
Nancy, RC was a great guy and I'll miss him. Hope you are avoiding the tornados and flooding. Bill
Susan and Al Blades, San Antonio Texas
Apr 21, 2019
We are so sad to learn of RC's passing. I had great fun getting to know him when he and Nancy came to Tulsa to shop at Windsor Market. We discovered we were both from Michigan....good ole Michiganders! Blessings and thoughts of love. ox oxox
Nicole Smith
Apr 07, 2019
Some sort of statement is being made here by the glaring omission of mention of Uncle Bob's only natural son.

I feel for Nancy in her loss, but this just comes across as dishonest.
Scot Jeffry Smith
Apr 07, 2019
I love you dad. A memory in time I can share. My bestest dad ever, who had the most flare. That day we were at Bellows AFB Hawaii and we were swimming together in the ocean. We were on that innertube together floating on the water just chilling and relaxing together floating as the the waves moved us about. Next thing ya know, this big wave comes and knocks us down. We both went under the ocean tumbling about. Wow we thought, that was a big wave. We laughed and hung out together when ever we could. As busy as you were in your life, you always took time to spend a day or two with me. I was your golf caddy and I crashed the golf cart. We'd wake up at 5am to go golfing with your buddy Lee Travi...no. It was fun dad. And even though we only spent a short time together in our journeys of life, it was worth every minute of it. That one day you bought me fireworks. You let me set them off on the beach when I was only 10. You bought me my first bike. You took me to the Worlds Fair in Louisiana. And you took me to your wedding of your awesome wife Nancy and let me ride in a limousine at the reception. Chance of a lifetime to be with you dad and Nancy, Billy, Randy, and Robin. Such wonderful people. Im glad you are my dad. I love you bunches. I love you dad. A moment in time of good memories. You ARE the best dad! You are top shelf! You are my hero, my friend. I thank you dad. For bringing me into this world. To live and grow as you did. And meet new people, new friends through travels and our lifes journey. For it is said, life is a journey not a destination. But I say, if I was to make it a destination, I would like to spend it journeying back to you someday and hugging you and just saying to you, thanks dad for being my dad and the bestest dad in the world. More better than any other dad on the planet! I love you dad. Your only son, Scot Jeffry Smith.Read more