Richard Sonny Smith

Published 4:13 pm Tuesday, July 6, 2021

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Richard Sonny Smith, 75, of Elizabethton, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 4, 2021, at Johnson City Medical Center. Richard was born in Elizabethton to the late Kermit and Helen Tucker Smith. In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by a brother, Doug Smith, and a sister, Debbie Pierce.
Richard was retired from the construction industry and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed watching squirrels, watching TV and fishing.
Those left to cherish Richard’s memory include his wife, Patricia Hardin Smith, of the home; two daughters, Penny (Joshua) White of Johnson City and Katherine (Charles) Gregg of Blountville; four grandchildren, Kayla Petterson, Nathan Petterson, Brittney Barnett and Bessie Whitehead (honorary granddaughter); one great-grandson, Christopher Sammons; one sister, Brenda Davidson of Elizabethton; two brothers, David (Sondra) Smith of Blackwater, Va., and Kermit (Cindy) Smith of Watauga; and several nieces and nephews.
In keeping with Richard’s wishes, he will be cremated with no formal services scheduled at this time. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Tennessee Wildlife Federation, 300 Orlando Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209 in memory of Richard Sonny Smith. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website,
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is honored to serve the Smith family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.

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