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Richard Dewayne "Rick" Smith

May 5, 1951 February 5, 2019
Richard Dewayne "Rick" Smith
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Obituary for Richard Dewayne "Rick" Smith

Richard Dewayne “Rick” Smith, age 68 of Louisville, passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at home. Born May 5, 1951 in Fort Payne, Alabama, he was the son of Calvin Coolidge Smith and Lois (Rogers) King.

Rick retired after 23 years of service to the U.S. Navy where he worked as a submarine repairman. While in the Navy, he invented a portable milling machine. After the service, Rick worked for Stamler Machine Company as a machinist and had perfect attendance all 8 years there. Rick enjoyed building computers, putting together fish tanks, making furniture and other wood projects. He enjoyed Tech Toys and could build anything. Rick also loved spending time with his grandkids.

He is survived by his son, Darryl (Stephanie) Smith of Glasgow, Scotland; brothers, James (Lori) King, Jeff Smith, Mark Smith, and Chris Smith; former wife, Sandra Morton whom he married in 1989 and was engaged to marry again. Rick also leaves behind three grandchildren, Darryl, Josh and Sophia; nieces and nephews, Alena Pronovost, A.J. Spencer and Alyssa King; and the black cat that he fed and took care of even though denying it.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Yvonne Smith who passed in 1986; daughter, Julie E. Smith and two sisters, Cathy and Caroline Smith.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 1:00pm at Woodlawn Life Celebration Centre. Visitation will be from 11:00am until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be at 3:00pm at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery with full military honors. Friends can sign the guestbook or share a favorite memory at www.woodlawnfamilyfuneral.com


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Visitation

Monday

11

Feb

11:00 AM 2/11/2019 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 2/11/2019 1:00:00 PM
Woodlawn Life Celebration Centre - Seymour

311 Holiday Square Rd
Seymour, IN 47274

Woodlawn Life Celebration Centre - Seymour
311 Holiday Square Rd Seymour 47274 IN
United States

Funeral Service

Monday

11

Feb

1:00 PM 2/11/2019 1:00:00 PM
Woodlawn Life Celebration Centre - Seymour

311 Holiday Square Rd
Seymour, IN 47274

Woodlawn Life Celebration Centre - Seymour
311 Holiday Square Rd Seymour 47274 IN
United States

Graveside Service

Monday

11

Feb

3:00 PM 2/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery

1415 North Gate Road
Madison, Indiana 47250

Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery
1415 North Gate Road Madison 47250 Indiana
United States
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