Valhalla Funeral Home & Valhalla Memory Gardens

698 Winchester RD NE, Huntsville, AL


Richard Smart

April 19, 1935May 15, 2020

David Richard Smart (just Richard for most of his life), passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, May 15, 2020 after a long struggle with dementia. He was born April 19, 1935.

He was most proud of being a Korean War Veteran, of his children and grandchildren. After his wartime service, he worked for dental supply companies in Chattanooga, TN and Huntsville, AL.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Carolyn; his son, DeWayne Richard Smart; daughters, Danelle Carolyn Carlton and Diane Susan Hawkins, all of Huntsville; his oldest daughter, Dawna Lynn Rhoades of Daytona Beach, FL; seven grandchildren, Ben and Deanna Rhoades, David, Derek and Dylan Carlton, Tiffany and Roy Hawkins.

His long request was that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Downtown Rescue Mission, 1400 Evangel Drive NW, Huntsville, AL 35816.

You may visit with the family on Sunday, May 17, 2020 from 2:00pm until 3:00pm at Valhalla Memory Gardens in the Chapel of Love. Funeral Services will begin at 3:00pm. Entombment will immediately follow in the Chapel of Love Mausoleum.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 17, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, May 17, 2020


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Cathy Kulas

May 16, 2020

Dear Carolyn, Dawna ,Dwayne,Danelle, Diane,
My deepest sympathy for all of you. Richard was the nicest, caring and most helpful man. He was the best neighbor you could want living on your street. He will be greatly missed.
It has been a long,hard journey for all of you.
Prayers .

Cathy Kulas.


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