Richard Pierce Smith of Talisheek, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the age of 88. Richard was born in Marrero, Louisiana to the late Arthur Wood Smith, Sr. and Mary Loretta Pierce. Richard is preceded in death by his siblings; Loretta Byrne, Elizabeth Palacios, Phylis Thies, Arthur Smith, Jr., Calvin Smith and Pat Smith. Richard is survived by his wife Doris Schouest Smith, his children; Amy Ladner (John), Pam Buck (Kevin), Celeste Smith Hansen, his five grandchildren; Derek Ladner (Amanda), Blake Ladner (Lindsey), Samantha Buck, Matthew Belcher (Ivy), Mary Elizabeth Belcher, as well as five great grandchildren; Wyatt, Bella Rose, Lakelyn, Trace, Memphis and Brian and his sister Mary Singletary. Richard retired as a crane operator. Was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 406, B&G Crane Service and was a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th degree, he was a member of St. Jane De’ Chantel Catholic Church in Abita Springs, Louisiana. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at St. Michaels Mission Bush, Louisiana on February 21, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. with visitation from 9:00 a.m. until service time. A special thanks to Hospice Specialist of Louisiana for the exceptional care that was provided.
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