Richard Smiley, age 80 passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2022. Richard was born on March 11, 1942 in Swain County. He was the son of the late James and Molly Smiley.
Richard enjoyed camping, fishing, and traveling. During his spare time, Richard would tinker around the house and build things. He loved spending time with his family. He also enjoyed riding around looking at spring flowers. Richard was part of the Pentecostal faith.
Richard is survived by his wife, Vicky Alexander; son, Daniel Smiley; step-son, Michael Alexander (Cassandra); step-daughter, Rachel Nusser; brothers, Don Smiley and James Smiley. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Richard is preceded in death by his brothers, Bob Smiley and Carol Smiley; sisters, Jeanette Reece and Molly Googe.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, April 9, 2022, in the chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00pm prior to the service. Rev. Dale Green will be officiating.