Richard Wayne Smith

richard smith
Richard passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2023, at his home after an extended illness. He was born in Nashville, Tennessee. During his childhood, he lived in Ohio and West Virginia, but spent his adult life in Nashville. Richard is preceded in death by his parents, William Elston Smith and Doris Edna (Ralph) Smith; brothers, William (Bud) Elston Smith, Michael Dale Smith and sister, Dolly Lynn Smith. He is survived by his wife, Mary Angela (Cushen) Smith; son, Jeffrey Wayne Smith; sister, Polly Ann (Susie) Hand; grandchildren, Brittany Renee Smith, Madelynn Rose (Smith) Mounivong and her husband, TJ Mounivong, and Radlee Wayne Smith; and great-grandson, Daxton Lee Mounivong; also, many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, and other family members and many close friends and neighbors. On behalf of our family, please accept our gratitude for all of the many acts of kindness and love everyone has shown to our family during this difficult time. A Celebration of Richard’s life will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at 2PM, at Hope Fellowship Church, 1429 Lee Victory Parkway, Smyrna, TN 37167). Arrangements in the care of Compassion Funeral & Cremation Services, 6949 Charlotte Pike, Suite 104 (615) 857-9955. We proudly remain locally owned & operated.

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  1. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time.

  2. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss… Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    A Memorial Tree was planted in memory of Richard Wayne Smith
  3. Ricky was my such a sweet man. He was one of my softball coaches at Woodbine Baptist. So many memories of Ricky, Angela and Jeff. I know you will have a hole in your heart for a long time. Prayers for your whole family during this time. 🙏🙏🙏

  4. I will never forget how ticked he would get about convincing me that underwater volleyball was a real sport! He had me about to drown myself trying to wrestle a beach ball under the water! I’ll never forget it and how much it made him laugh! 💓

  5. Also survived by his daughter Amanda Brady Her husband James Brady Grandchildren Erin Strabala, Amber Strabala, Cameron Brady, Kyle Brady and great Grandson Liam Strabala Ravenna Ohio I’m so sorry Dad I nor my children was welcome to be there nor was we added to anything. We love you and I’ll always have OUR memories ❤

  6. Also survived by his Daughter Amanda Brady, Husband James Brady, Grandchildren Erin Marie Amber Strabala Cam Brady Kyle Brady and great grandson Liam Strabala. Out of Ravenna Ohio I love you Dad and so sorry we was not welcome to your service. Nashville is a long way to travel to be treated like crap. We will always remember the memories we shared with you when you came to visit. Rest easy Until we meet again 💓💔

  7. Ricky was a good friend. He handled his many health challenges with courage and dignity. I loved his humor and stories. Shared a lot of wonderful times with him. I am glad his suffering is over but I will miss him

  8. There are so many I can’t name all of them. You were so special to Les and I. We were already good friends before Les came in to our lives then you and him bonded. He loved when you called him Dad. We have had a lot of good laughs through bowling and visits over the years as well as many tears. Love you my friend and will try and help Angie as much as I can.

  9. Gary, and Ricky were best friends for all these years since elementary school until their deaths…Gary passed away in October 12,2021. Ricky was a true dear friend. He was always giving and helping us in whatever we were into if it was to fix, or build a building, repair a car, clean up a rental house, paint, make a bomb fire, or to repair my mower back like new again after Gary passed. While he was there he saw how high my grass was he left and came back with his mower and cut it until he could get mine running. Ricky wasn’t really feeling good at this time he did this anyway because he saw a need. This is just who Ricky was a true friend…. We all four had such. Special unique bond friendship that most would envy for. Angela and I will never be the same without our true “LOVES”. You both will be missed forever and ever, our hearts are broken, until we meet again. Love Mary Lynne

  10. Gary, and Ricky were best friends for all these years since elementary school until their deaths…Gary passed away in October 12,2021. Ricky was a true dear friend. He was always giving and helping us in whatever we were into if it was to fix, or build a building, repair a car, clean up a rental house, paint, make a bomb fire, or to repair my mower back like new again after Gary passed. While he was there he saw how high my grass was he left and came back with his mower and cut it until he could get mine running. Ricky wasn’t really feeling good at this time he did this anyway because he saw a need. This is just who Ricky was a true friend…. We all four had such. Special unique bond friendship that most would envy for. Angela and I will never be the same without our true “LOVES”. You both will be missed forever and ever, our hearts are broken, until we meet again. Love Mary Lynne


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