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Richard Smith III, 60 of 101 Fern Hill Drive Owensboro, Kentucky died on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at Owensboro Medical Health Systems. He was born on February 11, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky to the late Richard and Eva Emma Smith. He was owner of Dugout Liquor's and co-owner of Val-U and Iron Horse Liquor's Stores. He was a member of the Catholic Faith, coached football at Owensboro Catholic High School from 1967 to l972. Enjoyed UK Basketball, fishing and was the best storyteller at Jack and Jenny's Restaurant. Surviving are his wife of 30yrs., Susan Brooks Smith, daughter; Nikki Smith, brother; Robert B. Smith of Atlanta, Georgia, two sister; Eva Jean Werner of Newtown Square, Pennsylvania and Ann Gates of Schwenksville, Pennsylvania. Services will be held at 1:00pm. Saturday, January 24, 2004 at St. Stephen Cathedral, visitation at Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home from 4:00 to 8:00pm. Friday and 9:00 to 12:30pm. Saturday, prayers at 7:00pm. Friday. Entombment will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Owensboro, Kentucky. Reverend Ed Bradley will be officiating.

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  1. I am living in Florida for the most part, and won’t be able to attend services. I just want to express my condolences to Susan and the family, and I will pray for acceptance and peace of mind in their loss of a great person.

  2. Susan i wish to express my condolence to you and your family, i am sorry i am unable to attend i will be out of town, but let me express my symphamy to you and your family

  3. I met Richard almost 40 years ago when we both were working for A&P
    grocery on 9th St. We both attended
    Brescia College and still found time
    to get into as many crazy situations
    as we could find! He was my Supervisor at OCHS where we both
    taught US H

  4. Susan and Nikki,
    You have our deepest sympathy and are in our prayers. Richard was a wonderful person and you were blessed to have him. May God bless you.

  5. Dear Susan & Nikki,
    Just wanted you to know Steve and I are thinking about you. I didn’t know Richard was ill until my sister called on Tuesday evening. I am so sorry and want you to know I am available if you need anything. I will see you at the fune

  6. Susan, I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray for God’s blessings on you and your family. Take care. Joy Biggs

  7. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I was one of Coach Smith’s US History students at OCHS in the early 70’s. I have very fond memories of the class and Coach Smith.

  8. Susan,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that Mike and I will keep you in our thoughts.


  9. Susan,
    Helen and I will never forget the great time we had every time you welcomed us into your home when we would visit Owensboro for the holidays. The fun we experienced on those visits leaves us with wonderful memories of Richard. He was a good frien

  10. Susan,
    I’m so sorry. If there’s anything I can do please let me know. This has to be a very difficult time for you.
    Always a friend from afar,
    Leslie Flanders

  11. Susan,

    I, like so many others, were surprised to learn of your husband’s death. It fills my heart with sadness and pain. However, this, in no way, measures against that which you feel and will likely feel for days and months to come.

    My prayer is th

  12. I was Richards lottery rep for 9 years. He was always interesting to talk to and VERY proud of his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. He will truly be missed.
    Delo Tuggle
    Kentucky Lottery Corporation

  13. I have many happy memories of Smitty back when we were on the faculty of Catholic High. I especially recall a party at the house he shared with Ken Alvey on Cottage Drive. Catholic High had won the game against Senior High and we were high with the excite

  14. Susan, I cannot tell you how sorry and surprised I am to hear of your loss. I have a flight at 8:00 AM Saturday and will not be able to attend the funeral. My traveling tomorrow reminds me of when I met Richard in the Louisville airport. You were returnin

  15. Dear Nikki,
    On behalf of all the faculty and administration at Centre College, I extend my deepest condolences to you and to your mother on the death of your father. Please know that you have the support of all of us – if there is anything we can do to

  16. WOW Nikki,

    I wish I could be there to give you a great, big hug. I am so sorry. There are no words to say to make you feel any better at a time like this. I will be on the computer looking for you. I will also try and get ahold of you via phone. K

  17. Susan, you and Nikki are in my thoughts and prayers. I was unable to come to the funeral home but I am praying that God will give you strength and comfort in the days ahead. I will continue to pray for you and Nikki. God bless both of you.

  18. Dear Susan, Rob, and Family,
    I am deaply sorry for your loss. I wish I could be with you at this time. I cherish the years of our youth, and the joys we shared. Richard contributed to the richness of our lives and I thank God for his life and our times t

  19. Dear Susan and Nikki,Mike and I know only a little about Richard and realize over the last few days that we wished we had known him longer. Audrey has has told us some great travel stories about him and the trips she has taken with your family! You have

  20. Mrs. Smith and Nikki
    I am sorry to hear about Richard. I’ve been selling beverages to him 18 years and feel I know so much about his family since he talked about you all the time. My sales calls became social calls everytime I stepped into the Dugout.

  21. To the Smith family,
    I’m so sorry for the loss, and the only encouragement I can offer is to remember the good moments in life. Also, remember that earth is only temporary compared to eternal life in heaven. Nikki, i want you to know that I regret not

  22. Nikki and Susan, You both have our deepest sympathy. You and your family are in our prayers. God bless you in this time. Frank, Angie, Robert-Michael, Tyler & Sarah Wathen

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