RICHARD "DICK" SMITH, 80, of Sulphur Springs, TX, passed
away April 1, 2017 at his residence, with interment at
the DFW National Cemetery.
He was born on Nov. 25, 1936 in Chase, KS, the son of Paul
Melvin & Elizabeth Gertrude (Carlisle) Smith. Richard was
a member of the Southside Church of Christ, he served in
the US Army as a Sargent in the 101st Airborne Division.
Richard had his degree in Electrical Engineering and was
working on his doctorate. He retired from AT&T.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents.
His is survived by his wife Betty Smith; daughters, Kathy
Dalby and husband Richard Sr., Terri Poe and husband Eric,
Tammy Butler & husband Frank; grandchildren, Ashley Stanton,
Kristina Evans, Russ Butler, Kayla Evans, Cody Poe, Trey
Poe, Richie Dalby, Nick Poe & Madison Andrews; four great-
grandchildren; sisters Doris Waldbauer, Shirley Fager and
Carol Snyder; brother, Paul Smith.