Beloved brother Richard Wesely Smith (Dick) died peacefully in his sleep on 29 May 2019.
Dick is survived by his sister Barbara and her husband Alan, daughter Amber, nephew Ray, and his wife Delona and their children Tanner, Caitlyn, Hunter and Emily.
He was proceeded in death by his father Ted and is mother Violet.
Dick served in the Marine Corp, worked on fishing boats in Alaska, owned his own construction business and worked on many projects in Ely where he resided 30 plus years. He was known as the best concrete man in the county.
He had many friends and co workers that he often spoke fondly of. He enjoyed having a few beers with them at the local watering holes. He spent many happy years with Lois the love of his life.
Dick was a very talented artist. He could carve some amazing walking sticks. He loved books. I have memories of him surrounded by books of all kinds.
Dickie was a sweet and loving man. He loved animals dearly. He was a wonderful brother. We never had a father around when we were kids, so he took it upon himself to watch out for me and take good care of me. I will miss him dearly and there will always be a void in my life because he has passed.
Goodbye my dear brother, I will see you later.
A Celebration of Life for Dick will be held June 15, 2019 at the Outpost Bar in Ely at 1:00 p.m.