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Richard Alan Smith

July 18, 1951 October 6, 2018
Richard Alan Smith
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Obituary for Richard Alan Smith

Richard Alan Smith, age 67, a resident of Redfield, Kansas, passed way Saturday, October 6, 2018, at his home in Redfield. With his trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for his salvation, he has joined his beloved parents in paradise. Richard was born July 18, 1951, in Fort Scott, Kansas, the son of Glenn McKinnis Smith and Ethel Berry Smith. He graduated from the Uniontown High School with the Class of 1969. He later served with the United States Army. During his military service, he married Nola Pitts on March 27, 1971, at the United Methodist Church in Uniontown. In earlier years, he had worked as a diesel mechanic for B & D Motors and then Burlington Motor Carrier. Later, he was employed by Bourbon County where he served as supervisor of the county rock quarry and later the count asphalt plant. Richard had served on the Redfield City Council, the volunteer fire department and the Redfield Ruritan. He enjoyed spending time outdoors gardening, hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed times spent with family and friends and especially enjoyed the Fourth of July fireworks. He was a member of the Uniontown United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Nola, of the home; a son, Chris Smith (Darla) of Wamego, Kansas; a daughter, Kimberly Smith (Allen Beerbower) of Redfield, Kansas and two grandchildren, Glenn Arron Smith of Wamego and Hailey Beerbower of Redfield. Also surviving are a brother, Charles Smith (Peggy), of Middletown, New Jersey and a sister, Glenda Miller (Bob) of Hiattville, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Ethel Smith.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, October 11th at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Uniontown Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to Care to Share and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.


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Visitation

Wednesday

10

Oct

6:00 PM 10/10/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/10/2018 8:00:00 PM
Cheney Witt Chapel

201 S. Main St.
Fort Scott, KS 66701

Cheney Witt Chapel
201 S. Main St. Fort Scott 66701 KS
United States

Service

Thursday

11

Oct

10:30 AM 10/11/2018 10:30:00 AM
Cheney Witt Chapel

201 S. Main St.
Fort Scott, KS 66701

Cheney Witt Chapel
201 S. Main St. Fort Scott 66701 KS
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Uniontown Cemetery Final Resting Place

Old 54 Hwy
Uniontown, Kansas 66779

Old 54 Hwy Uniontown 66779 Kansas
United States

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