OBITUARY

Richard W. Smith

27 October, 19487 January, 2021

On Thursday, January 7, 2021, Richard Winifred Smith left this earth to join his loved ones in heaven. Richard was born on October 27, 1948, in Chickasha, OK to Charles and Marguerite Smith.

Richard and Sherry were wed in May 1968, in Chickasha, OK and spent fifty-two blissful years together. Their family grew by the birth of their children Anthony, Aaron and Christy. Richard’s family meant the world to him and he always treasured the moments that he had with his grandchildren.

Richard earned his bachelor’s degree in business and economics from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha, Oklahoma. He also attended Oklahoma State University making him a lifetime Pokes fan. Richard made a career working in the oilfields of Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. He was a mud engineer and eventually became the owner of Bar-Chem Mud Company. When Richard wasn’t working, you could find him on the golf course playing a round of golf, hunting, or playing cards with friends.

In September of 1968, Richard enlisted in the United States Army Reserves. He served in the 44th Hospital Evac Unit as a medic, working at various hospitals in the Oklahoma City area.

Richard is preceded in death by his father, Charles Franklin Smith; mother, Marguerite (Orahood) Smith of Chickasha, OK; son, Anthony Smith and granddaughter Cami Smith of Edmond, OK; sisters, Dixie Belcher of Sapulpa, OK, and Cathy Wilson Rogers of Chickasha, OK.

He is survived by his wife, Sherry Elaine (Willis) Smith of Yukon, OK; son, Aaron Smith and wife, Misty of Yukon, OK; daughter, Christy Kruchten of Centennial, CO; daughter-in-law Devin Smith of Edmond, OK; sister Sheila Herald of Corinth, TX. Richard also leaves behind grandchildren, Kalli and Kristen Smith of Yukon, OK; Conner and Catelynn Smith of Edmond, OK; Corrinne and Kellen Kruchten of Centennial, CO. A memorial service in honor of Richard is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at Surrey Hills Baptist Church, 12421 N. Mustang Rd., Yukon, OK 73099.

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Paul Quigley

12 January 2021

Godspeed Richard , you will be missed .
Richard was a calm voice of reason and authority at Surrey Hills and very well known and loved . I have many memories going far back . He was the very first captain of our RoughRider team 20 years ago and retired after two years undefeated . He took many of us to Shreveport 30 years ago on a golf/casino trip , and introduced me to mudbugs for dinner at Eddie's . He thru me into the pool 32 years ago at John and Brenda Hayes pool party for the Shilly Shally because he decided I needed to be thrown in , and I discovered then that he was also very strong [ no point in resisting ] . Richard will be missed by many friends .

Tiffany Simmons

12 January 2021

Sherry, Aaron and my beloved friend Christy,

I am so sorry to hear of Richard's passing. Much of my childhood was spent at your home or seeing him at the golf course. I will cherish the memories I have of him. You all are such an amazing family and I have always admired the evident love between Richard and Sherry.

May the thoughts and prayers of those who knew him be a comfort to you all in the time to come.

Love,
Tiffany

Myrna McInturff

12 January 2021

We are so very sorry for your Loss! Our Love and Prayers are with you and your Family.
May the Lord comfort your Souls and Heal the Broken-Hearted and May he Rest In Peace!
The McInturff Family

Michael, and Etta Pennington

11 January 2021

Richard was a good friend and always fun to be around, when Etta would bake chocolate chip cookies Richard would always ask when the next batch was coming. He was a good golfing buddy to many and when he wasn't golfing he would be checking on all to see how game was going. He and Sherri were always fun to see and be around. We pray that the lord will wrap his arms around the family and give them comfort. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

John and Gaye Liddle

11 January 2021

Richard will be missed by many. He was a great friend and customer. Prayers for the family. John and Gaye Liddle

Karri Thompson

11 January 2021

From bowling leagues, OSU bus trips, Vegas weddings, New years eve parties..and many more..so thankful we have so many fun and wonderful memories to hold on to. We will miss Richards smile, wave and stops in our back yard. Surrey Hill will not be the same without him. Love to you all ..Rest easy sweet friend until we meet again..Rick & Karri Thompson

Eric Miller

11 January 2021

What a wonderful man Richard was, he will be missed by everyone who knew him. All my prayers to the family.

Paul and Trish Partlow

10 January 2021

Richard was such a fun and caring man. He will be greatly missed. Sherri, you and your family are in our prayers.

Steve and Rhonda Shofner

10 January 2021

It was a privilege to have known such a fine man. We will miss his great smile and sense of humor.
He was always so kind and friendly. He will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace Richard and condolences to Sherry and all the family.

David Deason

10 January 2021

Richard will be remembered in many ways. His friendly and kind demeanor. His smile. His family. Tooling around in his golf cart checking to see how each team in the One o’clock group was doing. Congratulating you when you hit a good shot (which wasn’t very often for me). Playing gin rummy. And so much more. He was a true friend, and he will be missed! Prayers of peace and comfort for the family. God Bless!

FROM THE FAMILY