Bridge City
Richard S. Smith, 70, of Bridge City, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at Dubuis Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6 at the United Pentecostal Church in Bridge City with the Rev. J.W. Harrell officiating. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in the McLewis Community. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.

Born in Port Arthur on Oct. 12, 1939, he was the son of William Seidel and Tillie (King) Smith. Mr. Smith retired from Motiva where he was head operator in #4 CRU. He was an Army veteran and a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Bridge City.

Preceded in death by his parents, William and Tillie Smith; and brother, Mark Smith;

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Quinetta Smith of Bridge City; sons, Quinton Seidel Smith of Orange, Eric Smith and his wife, Sonia, of Beaumont, Chad Richard Smith and his friend, Micheal Koonce of Beaumont; grandchildren, Johnathon, Conner, Seth, Olivia and Korbyn Smith; sisters, Kathleen Henagan and her husband, Bill, Crystal Meredith and her husband, Lynn, of Orangefield.

Pallbearers will be Johnathon Smith, Kyle Smith, Devin Henagan, Kent Henagan, Travis Holston, Dale Tomplait, Don Holston and Brad Labbie. Honorary pallbearers will be Conner Smith and Cameron Meredith.

The family would like to express our appreciation to the nurses in the southeast station at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth and to the staff of Dubuis Hospital for the care and love given to Richard.