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Smith, Richard Alan

Smith, Richard Alan

September 3, 1954 — May 7, 2019

Richard Alan Smith, 64, of Lee's Summit, MO, passed away on May 7, 2019. Visitation will be at 5:00 PM followed by a memorial service beginning 6:00 PM, Thursday, May 16th at Park Lawn Funeral Home Chapel at 8251 Hillcrest Rd in Kansas City, MO.

Richard, one of five brothers, was born September 3, 1954 in Kansas City, Missouri to Roy Smith and Laverna (Williams) Smith.  He was raised in Independence, Missouri, graduating from Van Horn High School in 1972 and went on to graduate from the University of Central Missouri with a BSBA in accounting in 1977. He was a founding member of Lone Jack Hope United Methodist Church. Richard was a credit and contract director at Standard Havens, ABC Roofing and Schenck Process. He was a family man who cherished spending time with his beloved children, grandchildren and extended family at his home in Lee's Summit. Other times he could be found at the Lake of the Ozarks "coving out" with all his friends and family.

Richard was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Jacob and Ida Smith; maternal grandparents, Henry and Rosa Williams; his father, Roy Smith; mother, Laverna (Williams) Smith and brothers Russel Smith and Randal Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Patterson (Casteel) Smith of Lee's Summit, MO; brothers, Ronald Smith (Kathy) of Acworth, GA and Rodney Smith (Dale Ann) of Kearney, MO; daughter, Mackenzie Sainz (Joe) of Lee's Summit, MO; son, Harrison Smith (Alex) of Lee's Summit, MO; sister-in-law Pamela Gliddon (Andy) of DeRidder, LA; aunt, Juanita Villers of Liberty, MO; grandchildren, Rosalie Sainz, Maria Sainz and Antonella Smith of Lee's Summit, MO; nieces, Ashley Smith (Jamie) of Atlanta, GA, Shauna Greenfield (Jeremy) of Kansas City, MO, Kirstie Smith of Kansas City, MO and Lacey Bush (Mike) of Independence, MO; nephew Kyle Smith of Lawrence, KS, Johnie Patterson of Versailles, MO; great-nephew Maddox Smith of Atlanta, GA; great-niece Kali Christenson and many, many cousins.

Memorial tributes may be directed to St. Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute at the following web address https://www.saintlukesgiving.org/tributes

Service Information

Visitation will be at 5:00 PM followed by a memorial service beginning 6:00 PM, Thursday, May 16th at Park Lawn Funeral Home Chapel at 8251 Hillcrest Rd in Kansas City, MO. 64138.

Memorial tributes may be directed to St. Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute at the following web address https://www.saintlukesgiving.org/tributes

Smith, Richard Alan's Guestbook

Sandy, Harrison, Mackenzie, and families: We were so saddened to hear of Richard's passing. We don't have to tell you what a great guy he was. He will be sorely missed. You will be in our prayers.

Kathy and Kerry Meyer

Our hearts go out to you and your family, during this time of sadness. Although I didn't see Rick often, I enjoyed our time together on Facebook . Rick was a wonderful man and will be missed. You and your family will be in my prayers. God bless you.

Mike & Debbie Cusic

Ron, My condolences on the loss of your brother. He sounds like a very special person

Joann majercsik

Sandy, We are holding you and your family in our prayers. We have so many beautiful memories to reflect on.

Chuck and Sue Cornforth

I first met Richard at Schenck Process. He was a very kind person, always with something nice to say. I truly believe he care for all around him. He will missed by his Schenck family. May God bless him and his family. For we will all meet again.

Ellen Dodd

Sandy, so sorry for your loss. He and I hired in at Mac at the same time and had our orientation together. He was a great friend and I miss seeing him.

Doug Carroll

Sandy and family, you know how sad Keith and I are about Richard’s passing. We had become such good friends and will miss our lake gatherings. We are keeping you in our prayers. Keith and Mary Ann Boyd

Mary Boyd

Sandy, I only had the one time of meeting Richard when he came to, Intellafarms where you were working as our HR Manager at the time. I noticed right away he had that special kind of personality. Hold on to all the wonderful memories. And remember I am always here if you need anything. You and the family are in my prayers.

Ross Ann Courtney

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