Memorials requested to: USO Missouri, 10701 Lambert Int'l Blvd, P.O. Box 10367 St. Louis, MO 63145
Richard Eugene Smith. 79, of Ellisville, Mo., passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021, at his residence.
He was born July 25, 1941, to Richard Vector and Eunice (Newbound) Smith in St. Louis.
He was united in marriage to Audrey Maxine Pogue June 6, 1970, in Hermann.
Richard had served his country in the United States Navy Submarine Force. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1960 and served on the USS TIRU (SS- 416) and was discharged in 1964. He was a member of Carpenters Local #1839 for 56 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Eunice Smith; wife, Audrey; son-in-law, Dustin Dorenkamp; sisters, Elizabeth Ann Treece, Nancy Nowack and Glenda Buhr; brother, Douglas Smith; and brothers-in-law, Jack Jeff and Ranzo Nowack.
He is survived by his daughter, Julie Dorenkamp of Ellisville; stepdaughter, Jennifer Horstmann and husband Don Tobias of San Diego, Calif.; stepson, John Pope and wife Jayne of Washington; sister, Mary Jane Jett of St. Louis; brother, Roger Smith of Albany, Ind.; and two grandchildren, Dylan and Ryan Dorenkamp and five step-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be Tuesday, April 27 at 10:30 a.m. at Owensville City Cemetery with Pastor Glenn Hollander officiating. Burial will be with full military honors.
Memorials requested for: USO Missouri, 10701 Lambert Int’l Blvd, P.O. Box 10367 St. Louis, MO 63145