Ricky Theodore Smith

June 24, 1953 ~ October 17, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Ricky Smith Obituary

Sumter, SC……………… Ricky Theodore Smith, age 70, beloved husband of 44 years to Demetria Esguerra Smith, died on Tuesday, October 17th, 2023 at his home.

Mr. Smith was born in Newton, NC, a son of the late Darray Smith and Juanita Bennett Smith. Ricky was a lead cook in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years and retired with an Honorable Discharge after serving his country for 20 years. Ricky was also a lead cook at McGrady National Guard for 15 years.

Surviving in addition to his wife are: One son, Christopher Smith (Chelsey Farmer) of Hopkins, SC; One daughter, Felicia Smith Starr (Jeffery Starr) of Saint Petersburg, FL; One brother, Steve Smith of Hickory, NC; Two sisters, Dottie Hunter of Durham, NC, and Sandra Covington of Newton, NC; and four grandchildren, Nilana Starr, Aneela Starr, Ephraim Wright, and Olive Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ray Smith.

The family will receive friends from 12-3pm, Sunday, October 22nd, 2023 at Bullock Funeral Home.

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The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.

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October 22, 2023

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Bullock Funeral Home & Crematorium
1190 Wilson Hall Road.
Sumter, SC 29150


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