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Richard (Junior) Smither, Casey Co., KY (1941-2014)

He was a native of Casey County, KY, and a resident of Pulaski County, KY, at the time of his death. He was retired from Southern Railroad and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
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Richard "Junior" Smither of Somerset, KY, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY. He was 72.

Funeral services are 10amCT/11amET, Thursday, May 15, 2014 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, with Elder Raymond Burgess officiating. Mr. Smither will be laid to rest at Brush Creek Cemetery. Visitation is Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 5pm-8pmCT/6pm-9pmET. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are Josh Richardson, Lee Meeks, Joe Smither, Nick Meeks, John Gosser, Austin Smith and Deandre Longmire.

Richard (Junior) Smither, Casey Co., KY (1941-2014)

Born Monday, October 13, 1941 in Casey County, KY, he was the son of the late Richard and Flossie Bryant Smither. He died Friday, May 9, 2014, in Lexington, Fayette County, KY, at the age of 72 years, 6 months, and 27 days.

He was retired from Southern Railroad and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Survivors include his wife, Joanie Turner Smither of Somerset, KY, and the following:
  • Son: Benjie Smither of Liberty, KY

  • Four daughters, Susan Richardson of Kings Mountain, KY; Angie Meeks of Liberty, KY; Sara Gosser of Dunnville, KY; and Patricia Smither of Greensburg, KY

  • Three step-sons: Aaron Carson of Indiana and Robert and Ricky Carson both of Somerset, KY

  • Two step-daughters: Robin Martin and Ashley Poynter, both of Somerset, KY

  • Twenty-five grandchildren

  • Several great-grandchildren

  • Three brothers: Gary and Steve Smither of Liberty, KY; and Ronnie Smither of Florida

  • Two sisters, Javana Short of Liberty and Bea Edwards of Indiana
In addition to his parents, Junior is preceded in death by his first wife and the mother of his children, Glenna Smither; 6 brothers, and 3 sisters.

Send a condolence to the family of Richard "Junior" Smither

Funeral arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY.

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