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Richard Lee Smith Sr.

October 19, 1954 — January 20, 2023

Richard Lee Smith, age 68, of Lexington, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2023, at his home after a four-month battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He fought a hard fight, but God had another plan for him.

He loved to work in his yard, watch NASCAR, and the Minnesota Vikings. He loved his "fur babies," Chet and Mocha.

He was preceded in death by his dad, Henry Smith; his mom, Elsie Smith; his stepmother, Frances Smith; his niece, Sandi Brooks; and his son, Richard Lee Smith, Jr.

He leaves behind his wife, the love of his life of 29 years, Susan; his brother, Clay Smith; sister, Margaret Sandridge; Paternal half-siblings, Scott Smith, and Linda Smith; nieces, Michelle E. Williams (Marty), Renee Medlin (Keith); several great nieces and great nephews; his brother-in-law and caregiver, Eric McMahan (Darla); and nephews, Zack and Jonathan McMahan.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, (, 3 International Drive, Suite 200, Rye Brook, NY 10573 and to the American Red Cross, (, PO Box 37839, Boone IA 50037-0839.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Nicholson Funerals & Cremations, Thomasville Chapel has the honor of serving the family.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Richard Lee Smith Sr., please visit our flower store.


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