Funeral services for Richard Harry Smith, 71, Lawrence will be held 1 p.m., Friday, December 16, 2011 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Lecompton, KS with Military Honors. He died December 12, 2011 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Richard was born on February 1, 1940 in Lecompton, Kansas the son of Joseph and Rose (Parrish) Smith.
Richard worked for Allen Press and was a fork lift operator for K-Mart Distribution Center. He served in the U.S. Navy for 29 years. He was a lifetime member of the Lecompton Historical Society.
Survivors include two daughters, Jennifer Campbell, and husband, Jack, Lawrence, Kristi Quist, and husband, Mitch Holloway, Grain Valley, Missouri; son, Tracy Smith, and wife, Julie, Wellsville, KS; one brother, William Smith, and wife, Dorothy; two sisters, Virginia Allen and Betty Mitchell, and husband, Michael.
The family will greet friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to The United States Navy Memorial and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
Kristi, Jennifer and Tracy,
My heart is with you.
So sorry for your loss! Stay strong and if there is anything you all need please do not hesitate to ask!! With Love The Murphy’s
Wishing family & friends peace & comfort in our time of sorrow.
I am so sorry for your loss! I pray that God be with you thru your grieving. Dana Schauer
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. You were his pride and joy. He was so proud of each of you and your accomplishments. He was especially touched with all the attention each of you have been pouring on him this year. You made his life heaven on earth. We send our love.
I am so sorry that Richie passed. He is with God now, so he is in a better place, free of pain. He is in my prayers as is his sister`s and brother.
Since condolences from Cole & all the ROGERS Family to Tracy & all the SMITH Family. I’llalways remember him mowing the yard when I drove by your house.
All my thoughts and prayers are will you all in this hard time. A loss is hard even more so during the holiday season. Just remember he is always with you all in your hearts.
I am truly sorry for your loss. He will always remain in our hearts.
We are Richard’s neighbors.
Richard was a really great guy. He went out of his way to welcome us to the neighborhood and congratulate us on the recent birth of our daughter.
He will be missed.
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