Richard C. Smith Sr.

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  • "So sorry to hear about your loss. I worked with Smitty when..."
    - Tom Gilbert
  • "We are so sad. Shotgun was sure one of a kind. It was a..."
    - Melvin and Alethea Lochner
  • "Rest in Peace Shotgun. We know you're on your Harley ridin'..."
    - Melvin and Alethea Lochner
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Richard Cole "Shotgun" Smith Sr., 83, of Walkersville, died Friday, December 19, 2014 at Glade Valley Center, Walkersville. Born September 25, 1931 in Frederick County, he was the son of the late Amos and Katie Sappington Smith. He was the husband of Margaret Pauline Sayler Smith, his wife of 60 years. Mr. Smith served in the U.S. Army for two years during the Korean War, stationed in Fort Bragg. In earlier years he farmed in the Unionville and Walkersville areas, and retired in 1981 from Mitchell Transport as a truck driver. He was member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, Libertytown. He was also a lifetime member of the Walkersville Fire Company; a member of Teamsters Union #992; American Legion, Woodsboro; and AMVETS, Frederick. In the past he enjoyed riding his Harley and spending time at River Bend Park, and more recently he enjoyed watching the History and Discovery channels and always has enjoyed listening to Hank Williams Sr. music. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are four children, Bonnie L. Smith of Frederick, Richard C. Smith Jr. and wife Karen of Walkersville, Sharon L. Smith and husband, Chuck of Libertytown, and Donna M. Leishear, of Walkersville; eleven grandchildren, Bryan J. and Jennifer Smith, Karen E. Smith and Justin, Michelle R. and Brandyn Thomas, Bruce D. Smith, Michael T. Leishear and Ashley, Katie and Dave Poole, Margaret A. Leishear, Brittney N. Bartlett, Amber R. Smith, Angie M. Pickett, Ryan D. Pickett; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Joseph Smith in 2010. The last of his immediate family he was also predeceased by a sister, Pauline Lenhart and brothers, Reaney and Amos "Bill" Smith. The family will receive friends at Hartzler Funeral Home, 404 S. Main St., Woodsboro, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, December 21. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 22, with Rev. Bruce Weaver, a retired Brethren pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Peter's Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157. The family is very appreciative of the care and compassion provided by the staff of Glade Valley Center and Carroll Hospice. Online condolences may be shared at

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Hartzler Funeral Home
404 South Main Street
Woodsboro, MD 21798
(301) 845-4300
Published in Carroll County Times on Dec. 20, 2014
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