Remembering Richard Smelley

Richard Smelley

     Visitation for Richard Smelley will be held Thursday, December 01, 2022, at Kilpatrick Funeral Homes Chapel of Ruston, from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. 

     Richard was born on January 10, 1958, in Ruston, LA to Billy and Jeanie Smelley.  He passed from this life on November 27, 2022, at his residence in Ruston, LA.  Richard was a truck driver for many years, a member of and Security Guard at First Baptist Church of Ruston and was currently a Security Guard at Lincoln Parish Park.  He is preceded in death by his father, Billy Smelley.

     Richard is survived by his mother, Jeanie Smelley; daughters, Jennifer Broadway and husband Michael, and Connie Givens and husband Trent; grandchildren, Bailey Holloway and husband Garyn, Stormy Givens, Marina Givens, Memphis Broadway, Paige Broadway, and Trenton Givens.

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