Mr. Richard Smith, 91, of Witt, IL formerly of Tovey, IL passed away at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, May 24, 2015 at home.
He was born in Tovey, IL August 14, 1923 the son of Herman Warry and Jessie (Sterner) Smith. Richard married Frances Belle White July 23, 1948 in Palmer, IL and they celebrated 66 years together before she passed away on October 12, 2014.
Richard was a past member of Tovey United Methodist Church. He formerly owned Smith Neon Signs and Services in Hillsboro, IL he drove a Pepsi truck in his younger years and worked in the ammunition plant in Illiopolis. He and his wife managed a campground in Ft. Lauderdale, FL., he loved camping, riding his Harley with his wife Frances, and spending time with his family especially his grandkids. Mr. Smith retired in 1972 after 23 years as a Chief Electrician from Freeman Coal Mine #8.
Surviving are 2 daughters Pastor Sue Bryce and Sherry Terneus both of Witt, IL 4 grandchildren Rick (Nedra) Bryce of Irving, IL Tara (Brian) Brown of Heyworth, IL Stacy Terneus and Scott Terneus both of Decatur, IL a great granddaughter Emily Brown, along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded by his parents, his wife Frances, 4 brothers Ed, Cliff, Orville and Robert Smith and 3 sisters Mariam Hunt, Lillian and Pearl Smith.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Masterson Funeral Home, Kincaid, IL. Rev. Joy Caschetta will officiate. Burial will follow in Bethany Cemetery, rural Edinburg, IL. Visitation for Mr. Smith will be held from 9 to 11:00 am at the funeral home.