Robert Prime Smith, formerly of Marin County, passed away May 14, 2003. Bob Smith was a retired Lt. Colonel in the Marine Corps., 4th Raider Battalion; he received a Purple Heart on the Island of Palau during WWII and a Bronze Star. Bob Smith was born in North Dakota, grew up in Berkeley CA, and moved to Marin County after WWII. He lived in Coos Bay for the past 12 years where he was an active member of the community. He was an avid nature lover and conservationist. Loving father of Scott Smith, Colin Smith and Carrie Caminiti. Brother to Barbara Alarie, Edith Villers, John Phillip Smith, and Steven Herbert Smith. Husband to Alice Smith (deceased). Loving grandfather of Jennifer and Sarah Smith, Lisa, Olivia and Jenna Wise, Devon and Tanner Smith. Beloved father-in-law to Lynne Smith and Sheila Smith. Myrtle Grove Funeral Service, Coos Bay, OR.