In loving memory of

Richard Clark Smith
January 17, 1979 - September 3, 2020

Keota- Richard Clark "RC" Smith was born January 17, 1979 in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Gerald Clark & Violet Rae (Knerr) Smith. He graduated from English Valley High School in 1997 and later graduated from Truman State University with his master's degree in education. He recently worked as a title & mortgage processor for Washington Title & Guaranty Co. RC was a member of the English River Church of the Brethren, near South English. He enjoyed playing board games and cards, watching movies, collecting comic books and star trek/wars novelties, reading, visiting his friends in Columbia and playing with his cat Bubba. RC died on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City at the age of 41 years.

He is survived by his parents Gerry & Violet Smith of Keota; a sister Heather (Randy) Williams of Harper; a niece Ann Smith of Keota; a nephew Elisha Williams of Harper; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded by his grandparents, two aunts and an uncle.

Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:30 am on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at the English River Church of the Brethren, near South English. Visitation will be on Tuesday, from 4:00 -7:00 pm at the Powell Funeral Home in North English. A general memorial fund has been established. Messages and tributes may be left at Social distancing will be practiced and masks are recommended.


Barbiebe wrote on Sep 9, 2020:

"I will miss talking to RC in the courthouse. He knew what he was doing and was enjoyable to be around. My condolence to his family. Barb Liebe"

Vivian Khan wrote on Sep 7, 2020:

"Gerry and Violet: I just want to express our sympathy at the loss of R.C. to your family at this time. Aunt Vivian Khan"

Aldona wrote on Sep 7, 2020:

"I have so many great memories of you of my high school year. You will never be forgotten. Heather, Violet and Gerry please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss. You are in my prayers. Aldona"

Knerr Trash wrote on Sep 5, 2020:

"Gone way too young. I will forever cherish our car rides to Iowa and back. We had great conversations! You will ALWAYS be in hearts and minds. But we will miss you so much. "

Lisa Neff-Letts wrote on Sep 4, 2020:

"Violet & JJ - We are so very sorry for your loss. Words cannot describe it. Praying for you and your family. Roger & Lisa Letts"