Robert L. "Robbie" Smith, 37

April 27, 2010

FEB. 8, 1973-APRIL 22, 2010

CRAIGSVILLE, Va. - Robert L. "Robbie" Smith, 37, formerly of Norfolk, Va., died suddenly on Thursday, April 22, 2010.

Born Feb. 8, 1973 in Portsmouth, Va., he is the son of Deborah L. (Brown) and her husband, James D. Shupe Jr., of Boonsboro, Md., and the late Lake C. Smith.

Robbie attended school and graduated in Norfolk, Va.

He was an avid artist.

In addition to his mother and stepfather, he is survived by three brothers, Charles H. Smith of Frederick, Md., Steven T. Smith of Norfolk and William E. Brooks Jr. and his wife, Jennifer, of Boonsboro; one sister, Margaret R. Shupe of Boonsboro; one nephew, William E. Brooks III; and his stepgrandfather, James D. Shupe Sr. of Boonsboro. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and his special friend, Tony Horton of Dillwyn, Va.

In addition to his father, Robbie was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mary M. Knight and Thomas H. Brown; and his paternal grandparents, Lake E. and Louise Smith.


The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 28, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. A prayer service will take place at 7:30 p.m. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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