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Richard Smith (06-16-2016)
Funeral services for
Mr. Richard Smith, 83, of
Farmerville, will be held
at 10 a.m. on Wednesday,
June 15, 2016, at Our Lady
of Perpetual Help Church
in Farmerville. Officiating
will be Father Adrian
Fischer. Interment will follow
in Liberty Cemetery in
Visitation was held from
5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14,
2016, at Kilpatrick Funeral
Home in Farmerville.
Richard was born on
August 21, 1932, in Marion
and passed away on June
12, 2016, at his residence in
Mr. Smith was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in
the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual
Help Church. He won an award for Older Worker of the
Year from the Council on Aging. He also enjoyed gardening,
taking his boys fishing, hunting, and camping.
He is preceded in death by: His parents, John Henry
Smith and Annie Smith; a sister, Dorothy Glenn and
husband Loy; a sister, Bernice Reeves; a brother, Harvey
Smith; and a son, Steve Smith.
Survivors include: His wife of 59 years, Jean Smith,
a son Ricky Smith and wife Bonnie of West Monroe; a
daughter-in-law , Sheila Smith, wife of Steve Smith of Holly
Ridge; four grandchildren – Ian Smith, Stephen Smith,
Kelli Strack, and Lindsey Smith, a step-granddaughter,
April King; four great-grandchildren – Abby Gail, Allie
Grace, Maddox, and Bennett, three step-great-grandchildren
– Lela, Ava, and Xander; special friends Keith Kenly,
Billy Platt, Colleen Parker, Debby Duty, Emma Jean Mason
and Sammie Smith: Sisters/Brothers/ In-Laws, Francis
Whitner, Betty and Ivan McKenney, and Delma Reeves;
and special relative, Paula Bilberry.
Special thanks to the doctors and nurses of Union General
Hospital and his home health nurse, Melissa Parker.
Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Church in Farmerville.
Pallbearers will be Ian Smith, Sam Strack, Josh Whitner,
Milas Joe Davidson, Steve Barmore, Paul Book, John
Glenn and Stan Harrison.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.