Richard Steve Smith, age 58, of Cabot, Ark., passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, in Little Rock, Arkansas.

He was born Nov, 25, 1950 in Tahlequah, Okla. Steve was a graduate of Wyandotte High School, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Okla.

He was a long-time employee of B.F. Goodrich in Miami, Okla., and recently employed by Dassault-Falcon Jet in Little Rock.

Steve is survived by his wife, Sammye Smith of Cabot; mother, Helen Smith of Seneca, Mo.; son, Dustin Smith and his wife Tonya of Bentonville, Ark.; daughters, Amie Howell and her husband Michael of Cushing, Okla., and Megan Smith of Cabot; sisters, Pat Wilson of Fort Worth, Texas, and Jeanna Goodman and her husband Mark of Altus, Okla.; grandson, Garrett Stephen Smith of Bentonville, Ark., and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Alvin Smith, and brother, Charles Whittaker.

Visitation was from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday Dec. 15, at Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, at Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home in Miami, Okla., with Brian Barlass officiating. Interment will follow at Ottawa Indian Cemetery in Miami.

The family would like to thank the staff of ICU South at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Little Rock for their compassion and concern during this difficult time. They also wish to thank the Springhill Dialysis Clinic staff and physicians.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Kidney Fund (AKF) 6110 Executive Blvd. Ste. 1010 Rockville, MD 20852, 1-800-638-8299 or

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Funeral services are under the direction of Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami, Okla.

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