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Richard Wesley Smith, age 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 at 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 is in charge of all arrangements, Jerry W. Croley and J. Andrew Croley, directors.
Published on June 9, 2017
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