Richard Donald Smith
1941 - 2019
Richard Donald “R.D.” Smith, age 78, passed away on October 13, 2019. He was born in Beaumont, TX on February 18, 1941 to Richard Henry and Evelyn Melrose Swearingen Smith.
Left to honor his memory is loving wife of 54 years, Joann Gaines Smith; sons, Donald Smith of Lumberton, TX and Michael Smith and wife, Misty Norwood, of Orange, TX; grandson, Hunter Norwood; and numerous extended family, friends and loved ones.
Preceding Richard in death are his parents.
Visitation with family and friends will be from 1:00 p.m to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Grace Church, 1130 Hwy 69, Kountze, TX 77625. Richard’s life honoring service will follow at 2:00 p.m., also at the church, with Pastor Leslie Gaines officiating, and burial to follow at R.S. Memorial Cemetery, Silsbee, TX.
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