July 16, 1989 ~ August 8, 2020
Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY
Robert Henry Smith Wimsatt, III, 31, of Owensboro passed away Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Owensboro, Kentucky on July 16, 1989 to the late Robert Henry, II and Dottie Smith. Robert was a social worker for Ireland Home Based Services. He was also a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Robert enjoyed poetry, cooking, singing, dancing, and helping people. He was a writer, thespian, artist, LGBT, social worker, spiritual, cultural critic, chef, teacher, and student.
Along with his parents, Robert is preceded in death by his grandparents, Sheila (Hershel) Smith and Willie Mae Wimsatt; his uncle, John Winstead; and his aunt, Paulet Smith.
Robert is survived by his siblings, Tiffany Riley, Emerly Marlisha Smith of Lexington, Kentucky, and Chad Smith; a special aunt, Sylvia Long; a special cousin, Tasia Smith; his aunts, Sharon Thomas, JoAnn Wimsatt, Janice (Central) Holman, and Tara Smith; his uncles, Charles Howell, Ronnie Johnson, and James Smith; his best friend, Justin Acton; 3 nieces and 8 nephews, and many other cousins whom he dearly loved.
Services will be 10:00 am Saturday, August 15, 2020 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory. Visitation will be from the end of service to 1:00 pm. Services will be live streamed on Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory’s Facebook page. All those who wish to honor and remember Mr. Wimsatt in person at the visitation or service are required to wear a mask for the safety of all those in attendance.
Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Wimsatt, III. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Robert Henry Smith Wimsatt, III and sign his virtual guest book by going to www.haleymcginnis.com.