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Richard Wesley Smith, 46, of New Zion Road, Williamsburg, departed this life on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Baptist Health Corbin.
He was born on Feb. 15, 1971 in Toledo, Ohio to James A. Smith and Ioma E. Siler Smith. Richie attended Goldbug Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Richard McKinley and Geraldine (Lawson) Siler and John Wesley and Dora (Siler) Smith; an aunt, Cora Elizabeth (Siler) McKiddy and an uncle, Johnny Lee Smith.
"Richie was a caring, funny and loving person, so smart, witty and loyal. He loved his people with his whole heart."
He is survived by his parents, Lt. Col. James A. Smith (Ret. USAF) and Ioma "Pete" Smith of Williamsburg; son, Garrett Wesley Smith, of Williamsburg; two daughters, Danielle Lynn Smith and Alexandria "Lexy" Smith, of Williamsburg; sister, Sonya Denise (Smith) Cathey and husband Justin of Greenville, Texas; niece, Carley Elizabeth Cathey, of Greenville, Texas; nephew, Jacson James Cathey, of Greenville, Texas; aunt, Mae (Smith) Martin and husband Dave, of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee; uncle, Rev. Jimmy McKiddy, of Williamsburg; and a host of other family and friends to mourn his passing.
Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Croley Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, June 11, 2017 at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chuck Broyles and the Rev. Larry Siler officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Croley Addition of Highland Park Cemetery.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.croleyfuneralhome.com.
Croley Funeral Home of Williamsburg in charge of all arrangements, Jerry W. Croley and J. Andrew Croley, Directors.
Published on June 16, 2017
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