OBITUARY

Richard "Rotten Rich" Smith

January 6, 1942September 13, 2019
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Richard Eugene Smith, 77, passed away on September 13, 2019. He was born on January 6, 1942 in Jacksonville Florida. Richard graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1960, and graduated from Jones College with a degree in business. He was a former Airborne Ranger with the 82nd Airborne Infantry at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina. After leaving his military and Corp of Engineers careers, he retired from the United States Postal Service with over 35 years of government service. Richard was an avid hunter and loved riding his golf cart around to visit his neighbors. He had a personality unlike any other – one that will be missed by all of those who knew him. He was the son of the late William H. and Myrtle M. Smith. Richard was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Alice Louise, the love of his life and three brothers; William, George, and Keith Smith. He is survived by his daughter Kimberly Smith (Scott) of Bluefield, West Virginia; his son Brian Smith (Cindy) of Jacksonville, Florida; four grandchildren, Aaron Bowman (Krysten) of Bluefield, West Virginia, Danielle Smith of Jacksonville, Florida, Jacob Bowman of Bluefield, West Virginia, and Chris Pierce (Hannah) of Jacksonville, Florida; four great-grandchildren, Lilly and Henry Bowman of Bluefield, West Virginia, Benson and Parker Pierce of Jacksonville, Florida.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, September 17, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 17, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Memories

Richard "Rotten Rich" Smith

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Rachel Peele

September 18, 2019

Rest in peace, Rich. Thanks for all the laughs and for teaching me to play poker. Remember the good times and keep my Daddy company.

Love, Rachel

Kim Shaw

September 15, 2019

So sad to hear the passing of such a wonderful man. He always made me laugh and the funniest things he would say. One thing I know He will join the love of this wife in heaven.

Lori Brinkley

September 14, 2019

We were so blessed to have known Richard. The kindness and hospitality he always showed to our family when we visited him in Florida will never be forgotten. Our love and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.
Joe, Lori, & Addyson Brinkley

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