Robert "Sonny" Theron Smith, 76, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017 at home in Pratt, Kansas after an illness. Sonny was born April 26, 1940 in Ozark County, Missouri to the late Robert William Smith and Jeanette Lorene Smith. He was raised and attended school in Stafford, Kansas. He spent his senior year of high school and graduated in Dora, Missouri. He had lived and worked in and around Stafford County most of his life.

He worked at Cessna Aircraft in Hutchinson, Kansas for a number of years, and in his later years worked as a convenience store clerk before retiring.

He loved old cars and being in the outdoors. In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking projects, metal detecting and fishing.

He was a good and kind, thoughtful Christian but was not associated with a particular church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceeded in death by his sister Jolene Knoche Heape, Stafford, and a grandson Travis Ryan Smith.

Survivors include 5 children: Valerie Rider, Neosho, Missouri; Angela Holek and Shannon Smith, West Plains, Missouri; Kevin Smith, Hutchinson; Ted Caudill, Jay, Oklahoma; one sister, Shelly Brock, Galena, Kansas; 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.