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.


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