Robert Lewis Herman-Smith

April 13, 1962 ~ October 21, 2018 (age 56)
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April 13, 1962~October 21, 2018

Dr. Robert Lewis Herman-Smith, 56, of Matthews passed away October 21, 2018. Born April 13, 1962, in Gastonia, he was the son of the late William Lewis Herman and Eunice Matthews Herman. Bob is survived by his spouse and love of his life, Jeff Herman-Smith, and son, Colin Herman-Smith, of Matthews. Bob was a lifelong learner and a soft-spoken but passionate advocate for what he believed in. After graduating from Hickory High School, he attended Lenoir-Rhyne College and later graduated from UNC Charlotte. He earned a Master’s degree in psychology from Duquesne University and then worked as a therapist and staff psychologist serving young children and their families. After several years, he returned to graduate school, earning an MSW from UNC Chapel Hill and a PhD in Social Welfare from Case Western Reserve University, and then took a job as a professor. He loved teaching and received several teaching awards and award nominations from his students, which was his proudest achievement. At the time of his death, he was the proprietor of Dr. Bob Writing Consultation, which allowed him the opportunity to do online teaching with college students around the world. He attended St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Charlotte.

In addition to his spouse and son, Bob is survived by his sister, Lesia Thomas, and husband Fred of Elizabethton, TN; nephew Justin Miller of Johnson City, TN, and nephew Adam Miller of Summit, MS.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, November 4, 2018, at 3pm, at Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Vale, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ebenezer UMC Cemetery Fund, 8840 Cooksville Road, Vale, NC 28168.

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