The Richmond Register

March 13, 2014

Roy Smallwood, 79

Oldham, Roberts and Powell Funeral Home


Roy Smallwood, 79, of Waco, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the Wallace & Marcum Hospital in Irvine, Kentucky.

He was born December 20, 1934, in Manchester, Kentucky, and was a retired coal miner. He was preceded in death by: his father, Roy Smallwood Sr.; and his wife, Clara Plowman Smallwood to whom he was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Roy was of the Baptist faith.

Roy is survived by: two daughters, Nancy McKinney and Linda Richardson Roberts (Norman), both of Waco; two sons, Benny Richardson (Nancy) of Richmond and George Richardson of Waco; as well as numerous brothers and sisters.

He also leaves: eight grandchildren, Jessica Richardson, John Gill III, Leona Gill, Kim Gill, Melinda Richardson, Robert Richardson, Felecia Richardson, Clara Marie Richardson; one great-grandchild, Jayda Richardson; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Beverly Arvin officiating. Burial will follow at the Flatwoods Cemetery at Waco.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be George Richardson, Benny Richardson, Robert Richardson, Norman Roberts, John Gill and Roy Smith.

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