Obituary for Robert Alan Smith

Auctioneer & respected businessman, Robert Alan Smith, age 45 of Dublin passed away Friday, December 31, 2021 from an unexpected heart attack. Even though a failing heart took him away from this world, his loving heart left a lasting impression on all who knew him.

Born January 17, 1976 in Fredericksburg, Virginia, he is the son of Frank Smith and the late Eleanor “Ellie” Shawley Weikle.

He was a 1994 graduate of Shawsville High School and a 1997 graduate from Mendenhall School of Auctioneering. He has been in the auction business since 1996 and started Valley Auctions in 2003.

He is survived by his

Father Frank (Annette) Smith – Spartanburg, SC

Sister Elvieanna Lynne (Brian) Haines – Greenwood, Indiana

Nephew Damion Haines

Niece Elvieanna Marie Haines

Sister at heart April (Alan) Mount and sons, Clark & Jarod – Dublin

Step-Father Darrell Weikle, Sr. – Shawsville

His Auction family and Friends 

Special thanks to the Pulaski hospital, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and rescue squad for their help and care.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. To sign Robert’s online guestbook, visit

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Pulaski County Humane Society.

Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.