Born 01 June 1954
Died December 2013


Retired State Captain Ohio Patriot Guard / Active District #2 Ride Captain
Sandusky, Ohio

He was born on June 1, 1954 in Fremont, Ohio to the late Willie R. Smith and JoAnne (Wolf) Johnston. He was a 1972 Graduate of Sandusky High School and received his associates’ degree as a Millwright from Terra Community College. Robert was a U.S. Air Force veteran having served in Thailand during the Vietnam War.

He was a member of the Patriot Guard Riders and served as State Captain for many years, the American Legion post #83 and the AMVETS post #17.

Tater enjoyed fishing, touring on his motorcycle with his wife Sue Ann, was an avid pool player serving as President of the Cue Club, and most of all spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. Tater always went out of his way to help his family, friends, strangers and animals. Tater is survived by his wife Sue Ann (Sevenbergen) whom he married on August 28, 1993, two sons Joshua (Angie) Smith of Sandusky; and Mark Smith of Clarksville, Tennessee, and two daughters Christina (Christopher) Gardner and Amy Ryan both of Sandusky and 15 Grand Children.

Tater was devoted to the Patriot Guard and in the early days we rode all over the state of Ohio doing mission. We put in some long days but he loved to Honor his fellow brothers and sisters in arms.

Sue Ann made alot of those missions as well. It was a labor of love that drove both of them to be where ever we were needed.

Tater will be missed but never forgotten. Like those he stood long hours for he left his mark on those he touched. Thank you for your leadership, friendship and your Service to our Great Nation. Rest easy my friend.

Bob Woods

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