Richard Neal Smith

November 26, 1947 - February 13, 2020

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Richard Neal Smith, 72, of Dry Ridge, KY passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020. He was a retired auto shop repair manager for Ernie's Garage and Body Shop in Elsmere, KY. Richard was a member of the Bradford Masonic Lodge #123 F&A.M and he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents: Raleigh and Joy Smith and sister: Sherry Lynn Smith. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 50 years: Brenda Smith; daughter: Dawn "Mikki" (Richard Urban) Smith; son: Brian (Rebecca) Smith; sister: Barbara Abbott; brother: Ronald Smith and grandchildren: Ani Smith, Cody Smith and Hazel Urban. Per Richard's request no services will take place. Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Latonia, KY is serving the family. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 and or New Perceptions, 1 Sperti Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at


Larry Holman - Feb 15, 2020
Dear Brenda and family, As I’ve learned of the passing of my dear friend and cousin I’m broken hearted. I think of the good times and memories we share together with a smile on my faces and as I’m remembering the summers we spent together at our Aunt Christola’s and she had us scraping chicken poo off of the chicken coop to fertilize her garden. Us city boys wasn’t used to that! I’m sure that he is sitting around with his Mom and Dad....his sister...his Aunts and Grandmother and cousins....rejoicing. Your in my heart Richard and I will see you again. Love you always....your cousin Larry
Cynthia Scott - Feb 15, 2020
Brenda and Family and Barb and her children so sad. We all know Cancer Sucks. I have lost so many of my siblings to cancer , please accept my condolences. Prayers for strength to get thru the days ahead.
Noreen McNulty - Feb 15, 2020
My sincere condolences to Mikki, Brian and Brenda. Hugs and cherish your memories and time together. xo noreen
Sis - Feb 14, 2020
Oh my brother..... I’m trying to come to terms with this... we just didn’t have enough time to process diagnosis and prognosis. I hope you are partying with Sherry tonight. I’m sure she’s dancing like crazy to have you home...... I love you... we are called to celebrate letting you go; it’s us who are in pain now missing you.... peace brother peace

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