Richard D. Smith

Born: Mon., Apr. 9, 1951
Died: Sun., Dec. 23, 2018


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Thu., Dec. 27, 2018
Location: Woodsfield

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Dec. 27, 2018
Location: Woodsfield

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      Richard D. Smith, 67, of Summerfield, Ohio passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018 at the Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.

     He was born in Madison, West Virginia on April 9, 1951 a son of the late Velty and Delilah Smith.

     He was a retired oil and gas well tender and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

     He enjoyed wood working, making canes, working on lawn mowers, watching Alaska: The Last Frontier on T.V., and most especially spending time with his grandkids.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Harold Booth; four sisters, Robin Booth, Rebecca Lynn Phillips, Dottie Sue Purselley, and Betty Smith; three brothers, Gregory Smith, Dallas Smith, and Larry Smith.

     Surviving are his fiancé, Shelia Silva of Summerfield, Ohio; four daughters, Denise Silva of Zanesville, Ohio, Britni (Matthew) Sargent of Dexter City, Ohio, Sara (Nathan) Wells of Lewisville, Ohio, Lindsay Williams of Miltonsburg, Ohio; one son, Joshua Silva of Woodsfield, Ohio and his companion, Joni McGarry; one sister, Annetta Cooper of Hamlin, West Virginia; three brothers, Harold Douglas Booth Jr. of Marietta, Ohio, Dennis “Rocky” Smith of Griffithsville, West Virginia, Ronnie Smith of Kentucky; and fourteen grandchildren.

     Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from noon until time of services at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 27, 2018 with Minister Chris Steele officiating.

     Burial will follow in the Stafford Cemetery, Stafford, Ohio.

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Kris Ogden
   Posted Sun December 23, 2018
Shelia and family I was so sorry to hear of Rocks passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Cheryl J Skinner, Military Veterans Musuem
   Posted Mon December 24, 2018
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Richard D. Smith, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, Richard D. Smith, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Judeana Gramlich
   Posted Mon December 24, 2018
To the entire family: He will be sadly missed at all the ballgames. He fought so hard for his family. Such a strong kind hearted man. You are all in my thoughts at this difficult time.

Pandora Neuhart
   Posted Thu December 27, 2018
Smith Family, my deepest sympathy on the passing of Richard. I just had the honor to meet him at Robin's funeral, and now he is gone. May God bring you peace and comfort during these most difficult times. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
In Christian Love, Pandora

Diana wickham
   Posted Thu December 27, 2018
Sorry to hear if your loss baby wish I could be there but have no car you and the family is in my thoughts and prayers love always Diana

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