Richard Smith Jr.

SMITH, “Rick” Richard B. Jr., age 50, of New Martinsville, WV, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at home.

He was born May 1, 1962, in New Martinsville, the son of Richard Bruce and Evelyn Marie Tenley Smith.

Rick was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather and friend. He loved the Lord so much that he couldn’t stop singing His praises. Rick was an active member of New Martinsville United Methodist Church. He loved hunting, fishing, high school sports and spending time with his family. Rick was a supervisor at AEP.

He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife, Candy Steele Smith; a daughter, Margo Leann (Brian) Suter of New Martinsville; two sons, John Wesley (Ashley) Smith of Glen Easton, WV and Joshua Ryan Smith of Sistersville, WV; two sisters, Brenda (Richard) LeMay of Washington Court House, Ohio and Christina Ebert of Paden City, WV; two grandchildren, Wyatt and Aubrey Suter and baby Smith to come; several nieces, nephews and numerous friends.

Family will receive friends on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 751 Third Street, New Martinsville.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. at the New Martinsville United Methodist Church, 10 Howard Jeffers Drive, New Martinsville, with Pastor Melissa Shortridge officiating.

Interment to follow in Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to NMUMC Building Fund, 10 Howard Jeffers Drive, New Martinsville, WV 26155.

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