Robert C. Smith, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother departed this life on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at his residence in Boston, MA at the age of 69. Robert was known affectionately as “Bobcat” by family and friends. He was appreciated for his warm smile, sense of humor, singing and his love for family.
Bobcat was born on June 27,1951 in Roxbury MA and he was the only child of the beloved Avis Smith. Robert’s mom passed at an early age and he was raised by his bonus mom Beverly Dawn where he became one of seven children to Beverly and Edward Dawn (deceased).
Bobcat grew up in Roxbury, MA and attended the Phillip Brooks elementary school where he developed a love for basketball, swimming, baseball and track. In his young adult life Bobcat spent a great deal of time in pool rooms where he began hanging with the wrong crowd and made some bad decisions which caused him to spend many years in and out of incarceration. While incarcerated Bobcat obtained his GED. Bobcat was an avid Boston Celtics and New England Patriots fan and he enjoyed watching the games with family and friends.
In 2001 Bobcat was given an opportunity as a delivery driver at Community Servings, Inc. where he worked 16 years and was a family member of CS for 22 years. He provided healthy meals to individuals with critical life threatening illnesses. Bobcat was very proud to be a part of the CS team and loved having the opportunity to “give back”. In 2005 Bobcat was awarded the “Community Spirit” award from Coldwell Banker and he was very proud of this big achievement. Everyone grew to love Bobcat for his singing, smile, his willingness to help everyone and his kind spirit.
It was at Community Servings where Bobcat met his “best friend” and wife Carolyn of 17 years. Bobcat often bragged that it was Carolyn that influenced his life changes. Bobcat and Carolyn shared a love for traveling, hanging out with friends and family and listening to music. Bobcat truly was a gift from God to the world and he will be missed, immeasurably by so many.
Bobcat leaves his spirit to carry on with his wife Carolyn Smith, his children Shanita Lane (Horton) of New Jersey, Evelyn Monteiro, Alicia Wilson, Khaliah Horton, Charles Monteiro, Keith Wilson, Dominic Horton, Krystle Williams and Larry Williams all of Boston MA. Survived by eight grandchildren; Lovell Mumford Jr, Brittany Alston, Keith Wilson Jr., Jayla Wilson, Dominic I. Horton, Jordan Sims, Kennedi Horton and Raelynn Williams. Mother Beverly Dawn and Siblings Richard Smith, Kevin Smith, Edward Dawn, Beverly Dawn, James Dawn and Wayne Dawn all of Boston MA. Bobcat also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home 1140 Washington Street, Dorchester Lower Mills, Tuesday September 22, 2020 4-8 pm. Funeral Service and Interment Private.