Richard Smith of Potosi, Missouri was born November 27, 1951 in Potosi, Missouri, a son of Rose Gray and Daniel R. Smith. Richard departed this life on November 5, 2017 at the River City Living Community at the age of sixty-five years, eleven months and nine days.
Richard is survived by his dear and loving mother, Rose Gray of Potosi; father, Daniel R. Smith of Hastings, Nebraska, sons, Norvell McCloud and wife Christina of Kirksville, Missouri and Simon McCloud of Potosi; two daughters, Charlesetta Cole of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Simone Brock of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; two sisters, Carole Elaine Johnson and husband James O. of Baton Rouge, LA and Jacquelyn Becquette and husband Joseph of Festus; two brothers, Gregory Smith of Potosi and Kim Smith of Potosi; thirteen grandchildren and by many other dear and special relatives and friends. Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Henrietta and a brother, Daniel R. Smith, Jr.
Richard had a great love for his family and always looked forward for the next gathering. He was an avid Gardner and spent many hours beautifying the world around him. He took his love of flowers and used it in his love for art and was always working to bring beauty to all.
Richard was a kind and loving man who shall forever be remembered, missed and loved.
A Memorial Graveside Service was held Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Trinity Cemetery. Services were conducted by Pastor Kevin Robinson and Pastor Alvin O’Oneal.