Richard P. Smith

Sept. 9, 1935 – Jan. 4, 2022

Richard P. “Red” Smith, Crawfordsville, passed away Tuesday night at Franciscan Health Lafayette East.  He was 86.

Born Sept. 9, 1935 in Waveland, he was the son of Hubert Clyde Smith and Margaret Jeanette McIntyre Smith Hays.

Mr. Smith graduated from Waveland High School. He served eight years in the Army Reserve and he worked for 46 ½ years at R.R. Donnelley. He was a member of the Moose and Eagles. He liked to hunt birds and play golf.

He married Nancy Carolyn Fink on Oct. 9, 1955 in Crawfordsville. She passed away June 20, 2019. He married Carolyne Fischer Smith on Nov. 16, 2019. She survives.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyne Smith; four children, Donald G. Smith (Mary), Dianna L. Billingsley (Donnie), David W. Smith (Lee Ann) and Dawn M. McDaniel (Lance); eleven grandchildren, Jason, Kylene, Kyle, Jared, Tel, Madison, Erica, Brooke, Kaleb, Konnor and Angelia; eleven great-grandchildren.

Private family services will be held Saturday, Jan. 8th at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Avenue, Crawfordsville. Burial will follow at Old Union Cemetery, north of Waveland.

Donations in memory of Red Smith may be made to Mooseheart, 155 S. International Drive, Mooseheart, IL 60539 or Moosehaven, 1701 Park Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073. Online condolences may be made at