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Berkeley "Bud" M. Smith
Berkeley AirForceBerkeley "Bud" M. Smith, 88, of Richwood, died peacefully on Thursday evening, January 24, 2020 at home. Berkeley Mulvaine Smith was born August 6, 1931 to the late Mildred (Mulvaine) and Berkeley Smith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice on January 23, 2019 and granddaughter Camma Rees.

Bud was a Marion Harding High School graduate; served in the US Air Force. He was involved in several business endeavors which included the Richwood Moore Store, Bud's N Son, and a home maintenance and repair service. After retirement, he worked at Carter Lumber in Green Camp and Sears in Marion. He was generous with his time, talents and financial support.

He married Janice "Jan" Eileen Bevis on September 21, 1952. They enjoyed over 66 years of marriage. He is survived by their children: Yayon(Steve)Chapman, Apex, NC; Pam Dell, Reynoldsburg, OH; Sean(Sandy)Smith, Mt. Victory, OH; Wendy(Scott)Kirkpatrick, Hickory, NC; Grandchildren: Tom(Kelly)Rees, Jerusha Rees, Stephanie(Jimmy)Baughan, Patricia Kirkpatrick, Clinton(Terri)Chapman, Tristan(Mel)Kirkpatrick; Great Grandchildren: Ariel, Brianna, Lucia, Tessa, Mitchell, Vincent, Malachi, and Stanley.

Bud was a person of faith and over the years served in various church ministries in the following congregations: Marion Central Christian Church, Richwood First Baptist Church, and Marion Grace. He served as a Deacon/Elder, Sunday School Teacher/Superintendent, and Baptist Youth group leader. As a brother in Christ, Bud's Christian service was exemplified in his winsome ways.

His interests included such things as carpentry, woodworking and he was known by others as one who could make and fix almost anything. He had an aptitude to take Jan's ideas and make them work. He was a gun enthusiast and enjoyed western movies. In his youth, Bud worked on his Uncle and Great Uncles' farms and learned to love farm living.

Bud will be remembered as a jovial and outgoing person, who never knew a stranger.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday January 29, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood, Rev. Stephen Chapman will officiate, there will be Military Honors conducted by the Richwood Area Veterans, burial will follow in the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 4-7 pm at the funeral home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Marion Grace Church Missions, 2813 Gooding Rd, Marion, OH 43302 or the Gideons International, PO Box 1207, Mansfield, OH 44901

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Teresa Rockenbaugh
Sun, Jan 26, 2020 at 1:28 PM

Bud will be missed with his humor and kindness.. He always had a smile and something funny to stay no matter how bad he was feeling!  Healing prayers for the family!

#2 from: Joe Payne
Mundelein, IL
Sun, Jan 26, 2020 at 3:11 PM

Yayon and Family, your Dad was a wonderful servant of Christ. He was very instrumental in my teenage years in keeping me focused on my faith.
My He wrap his arms around you at this difficult time! Joe

#3 from: Bobb Swihart
Indian lake
Sun, Jan 26, 2020 at 3:29 PM

To the Smith family had many a good time with Jan and Bud from BYF to the just us singers and many conversations with Bud while I cleaned horse stalls he will be greatly missed sorry for your loss prayers

#4 from: Steve & Clarissa Amstutz
Sun, Jan 26, 2020 at 5:50 PM

Bud and Jan played an important role in my life "with the just us singers" on our travels Bud cut a pair of Vocal Master speakers in half so it would be easier to carry around. He was a handy guy to have around. My wife and I would see them often at Burger King in Marion Ohio after Church.
He will be missed by all who knew him.

#5 from: Sue Ann  McBride
Richwood, OH
Sun, Jan 26, 2020 at 6:02 PM

Smith family, so sorry for your loss Bud was so much fun to talk to and Will be greatly missed. Growing up I always went in to the Moore Store when I went up town just to look around and talk to Bud.

#6 from: The Hamilton Family
Sun, Jan 26, 2020 at 6:54 PM

Thoughts and prayers to the family.  Bud was such a sweet soul and loved to joke.  May you find peace and comfort in the love and memories.
Walt Allison and Sam

#7 from: Don and Julia Thogmartin
†Seabrook Island, SC
Sun, Jan 26, 2020 at 7:03 PM

Prayers and thoughts of support for Budís family.

#8 from: Gary Fields
Greentop, MO
Sun, Jan 26, 2020 at 7:32 PM

I remember Bud best at the hardware store and later on through church activities. I always appreciated him and his family very much. He will be missed by all who knew him. My condolences to the family, he was a good man.

#9 from: Larry Davis
Sun, Jan 26, 2020 at 8:54 PM

I remember many pleasant memories talking to Bud in the Bud and Son store. Always A word of encouragement or A solution to your situation.
A very good friend.

#10 from: Janet (Somerlot) Taylor
Texarkana AR
Sun, Jan 26, 2020 at 11:19 PM

Yayon, Pam, Sean, and Wendy† † So sorry to read of your father's passing. Praying for all of you through this difficult time and for Steve as he conducts the service. Sincerely, Janet

#11 from: Carolyn Henderson
Mon, Jan 27, 2020 at 7:59 AM

Bud will be missed, a nice man

#12 from: Bill Temple
Mon, Jan 27, 2020 at 9:13 AM

To the Bud Smith family, my condolences on your loss , Heaven has a new speaker now. And that is how i remember him from our talks while growing up. God bless

#13 from: Brent & Kim Chapman
Mon, Jan 27, 2020 at 10:34 AM

Sending heartfelt sympathies and prayers.  Always enjoyed talking with Bud whenever our paths crossed.

#14 from: Thomas Trickey
Mon, Jan 27, 2020 at 12:57 PM

I am so sorry to hear about Bud, my prayers are with him and your family.


#15 from: Bruce and Becky Beery
Mon, Jan 27, 2020 at 1:32 PM

Our deepest sympathy to all. Bud would always ask how the family was doing and always had a good story to share. Enjoyed the time spent with him and Jan at the baptist church. May God comfort all during your mourning.

#16 from: Pam McCloud Endsley
Mon, Jan 27, 2020 at 6:48 PM

A great friendly and kind man. Thoughts and prayers.

#17 from: Rona and Renetta Penix
Mon, Jan 27, 2020 at 11:06 PM

Wendy I am so sorry for your loss.  I am currently hospitalized and wonít get to see you. Just know I will pray for your family in this difficult time! The Lord bless and keep you all lifted!

#18 from: John and Kay Coder
Marion, OH
Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 6:50 AM

So sorry for the loss of Bud .He was a nice man my generation remembers him well.RIP

#19 from: Michael & Sandra Halla
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 1:03 PM

We send you sincere condolences on Bud's passing. As distant "big city" cousins, our visits were infrequent, but always enjoyable. Bud was always calm, cool and capable; but for us, it was always the duo, "Bud and Janice". They were perfect examples of small town, country goodness, friendliness and hospitality. Now, after a year apart, they are once again "Bud and Janice". All our love to the whole family.

#20 from: Christie Henderson Hunter
Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 2:13 PM

My prayers are with Buds family. As a child growing up in Richwood in the fifties it was so exciting at Christmas time to be able to come into town and go to the store and Shop with Mom ..The great memory will forever be in my heart. Bud will be truly missed

#21 from: Barbara Reese
14934 State Route 47, Richwood
Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 8:40 PM

My heart goes out to the family of Bud Smith.  He and Jan will be truly missed.  He was a wonderful man, a good friend, a man of God and now he is at home with his Lord.     I was blessed to have he and Jan for friends.  My deepest sympathies to all of Buds family.  Barbara Reese

#22 from: Gina Greig
St. Louis
Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 11:35 PM

Dear Yavonne, Pam and family, my heart goes out to you during this time of loss !!  We all had soo much fun together back in the days.  Soo many good memories  my friends !  Our prayers are with you !  With Love, Skip and Mary Carey , Doug, Gina and Sandra.  God Bless  ❤️

#23 from: Anderson James
Wed, Jan 29, 2020 at 10:51 AM

I was sorry to hear of your dad's passing.  I have such great memories of Bud and Jan and their service to the Lord at First Baptist in Richwood. I Remember Bud's parents and seeing them at the Moores Store and at church.  They were all positive influences! And to you who are left behind, may the Lord wrap you in his love until we all meet again in Heaven at his feet.  I'm sure Bud and Jan are together again!
Peace to all, Jim And Betty Anderson

#24 from: Christine Holzer
Wed, Jan 29, 2020 at 1:26 PM

Dear Yayon, Pam,Sean and Wendy and Family...
My sincere condolences on the passing of Bud. He and Janice will always be a fond memory of my childhood. The time in the summers we (Liz and I) spent with you was truly a "country" blessing.
I remember when my daughter Katie and I came to celebrate the anniversary..I felt as though I had never been away. Like I was a child again.
May you all be comforted with your beautiful memories. Love, Chrissy

#25 from: Erwin girls Deb Phyl Chris Cathy
Ohio & texas
Wed, Jan 29, 2020 at 4:20 PM

family friends bless be

#26 from: Judy Nickel
Wed, Jan 29, 2020 at 10:08 PM

To everyone who loved Bud so very much,  May God wrap His loving arms around each one of you and give you comfort, peace, love, and understanding!  Bud was a wonderful disciple of the Lord and loved by everyone.  He will be truly missed by many people!  God Bless!

#27 from: Elma Parish
Fri, Jan 31, 2020 at 1:59 PM

Dear Bud's Family,
I have known Bud for many years but many years between lost. I will miss him a lot, he had a great sense of humor, you always knew where Bud stood he did not mince words. I got more acquainted through his wife Jan in past few years. Through Jan I found I loved goats and Jan loved her goats. I think Bud put up with it but didn't love them like Jan did. Bought my first goats from them, Tom, Dick and Harry, also my donkey from them as well. They were both good Christian friends and I knew if I needed anything they were there for me. I am blessed they were in my life.

Elma Parish

#28 from: Bud Burnside
Mt Vernon, OH
Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 11:34 AM

I am sorry to hear of your loss. My family owned a business across the street in Richwood from Smith Hardware. I remember Bud as a kind and fair person. I pray that God will comfort you with His grace.

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