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July 16, 2013

Richard C. Smith, 83, Selinsgrove

SELINSGROVE — Richard C. Smith, 83, of Bake Oven Hill Road, passed away at 10:42 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2013, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

He was born Sept. 19, 1929, in rural Middleburg, a son of the late Herman and Clara (Bowersox) Smith. On Dec. 6, 1950, he married the former Betty P. Bowersox who survives.

Richard was a farmer all his life. He had also worked at Henry Horst Construction and retired from Hepco Construction.

He was a member of Witmer’s United Methodist Church, Port Trevorton where he had once sang in the choir and was a Sunday school teacher for many years.

Richard enjoyed hunting, but farming was his life and his greatest joy was being in the fields. He never missed the Tuesday sale at the Middleburg Auction.

In addition to his wife of 62 years, he is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, Paul R. and Sharon Smith, of Port Trevorton, and Gordon E. Smith, of Hummels Wharf; one daughter and son-in-law, Myra L. and Thomas Deitrich, of Shamokin Dam; two grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; one sister, Romaine Scholl, of Shamokin Dam; and four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Stanley Smith, Randall Smith, Stoy and Linda Smith, and Kenneth and Edna Smith, all of Middleburg.

He was preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, Ruth Smith; brother-in-law, Earl Scholl; and three sisters-in-law, Mae, Phyllis and Nancy Smith.

Friends and family will be received from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at Witmer’s United Methodist Church, where the funeral will follow at 2, with his nephew, the Rev. Alvin Smith and the Rev. David Shultz officiating.

Burial will be in Witmer’s Memorial Cemetery.

Contributions to honor Richard’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or Witmer’s United Methodist Church, Witmer’s Church Road, Port Trevorton, PA 17864

Arrangements are by the V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove.

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