Rickey (Rick) Lynn Smith

09/05/1952 – 06/28/2019

Obituary for Rickey (Rick) Lynn Smith

Rickey (Rick) Lynn Smith, 66, of Belton passed away Friday, June 28, 2019, at his home in Belton, MO. He was born on September 5, 1952, in Sedalia, MO, the son of Harlan R. Smith and Geraldine Yvonne (Abney) Smith.

Rick held degrees from William Jewell College and UMKC. He retired from the Social Security Administration as a Senior Counselor. He was a member of East Sedalia Baptist Church where he played the piano and organ in his younger years. He also had the honor of playing for weddings and funerals. He took pride in having the most beautiful yard in the neighborhood. Rick had a love for all things classical: cars, music, and movies.

In addition to his mother, Gerry Sumners of Sedalia, he is survived by a sister, Connie L. Edwards (Robin Sandbothe) of Gladstone, MO; a niece, Erin Edwards (Tracey) of Crosby, TX; a nephew, Daniel Edwards of Cameron, MO; a step-brother, Jeff Sumners (Josie) of Bay City, TX; and an aunt, Audrey Abney of Higginsville, MO.

In addition to his father, Harlan Smith, he was preceded in death by a step-father, Jesse L. (Jake) Sumners.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at Rea Funeral Chapel with Rev. Tim Smith officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the chapel.

Burial will be at Highland Sacred Gardens, Sedalia, MO.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Edwards, Steve Abney, Larry Kreisel, Kevin Sanders, Marshall Abney, Don Dexter.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the charity of the donor’s choice.




01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301
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Funeral Service

02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301
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03:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Highland Sacred Garden
3600 E 28th St
Sedalia, MO 65301
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I am so sorry to hear about Rick. I worked with him at Disability Determinations. He was a fun, kind friend. The world was a better place because of him.
– Mary Sellmeyer
Gerry, I am so sorry to learn of your son’s passing. I won’t be able to attend the visitation or funeral as I have another commitment on Tuesday, but know that I am thinking of you in this time of sorrow.
– Patsy Harrison
I really enjoyed working with Rick at Disability Determinations. He had a tough shell to break, but that just made his friendship that much more valuable. He led me through the ropes when I was a new counselor. He had so much knowledge and experience. I wish I’d known him better. He has made an impression on my life. Rest in peace now.
– Beverly Moore
sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family. God Bless you all. Perry Ream
– Perry Ream
Oh, I was so sorry to read about Rick’s death. So many wonderful high-school memories come flooding back! Connie, you and your brother were very important to me during those years, and I appreciate your friendship so much. I loved Rick’s music, in particular. Connie and family, may you feel comforted by God’s loving embrace and blessed by the renewing of marvelous memories. Sending you hugs and love. Becky Speaker Dempsey
– Rebecca Dempsey
My condolence for your loss. I remember his first car an how he used to keep it so clean . He also really liked the liberty swimming pool when all of us cousins would get together. He will be rembered in our prayers.
– Gary Dey
Aunt Gerry and Connie I feel so badly for you I know you will miss him so much He was a talented and loving son and brother My prayers are with you and Ron and I love you
– Judy McFarland
sorry for your loss. prayers for your family. linda yankee warren
– linda warren

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