Richard L. Smith

January 4, 1951  –  June 25, 2017 

Richard L. Smith of Charlotte, NC, passed away Sunday evening the 25th of June 2017 at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family.

He was born the 4th of January 1951 in Charlotte, NC, one of five children, to the late Walter Lewis Smith and Mary Juanita Bennett Smith.  Richard worked with American Truetzschler for more than 20 years.

The Smith family will gather Thursday, the 29th of June 2017 from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Ellington Funeral Services to remember Richard’s life.

Richard is survived by his three sisters and brother: Ann Anderson and husband, Wayne of Lagrange, GA; Judy Smith Lowe and husband, Michael of Charlotte, NC; Craig Smith and wife, Debbie of Charlotte, NC and Melodie Tyler and husband, Greg of Mt. Holly, NC; two stepsons: Allen Childers of Clover, SC and Josh Childers of McAdenville, NC; two grandchildren: Wednesday and Rocket Terry and a number of step-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Travis Terry and a stepson, Eric Childers

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4600 Park Rd., Suite 250, Charlotte, NC  28209.

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