Rick Smith

Born: Mon., Aug. 24, 1959
Died: Sat., Jan. 17, 2015


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 22, 2015
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Graveside Service

1:00 PM Fri., Jan. 23, 2015
Location: Greenmount Cemetery

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   Rick Smith, 55, of Quincy died at 1:56 a.m. Saturday (January 17, 2015) in his home.

   Rick was born August 24, 1959 in Quincy.  He married Chris Houston on December 29, 1980 in Quincy.  She survives.

   Rick was a 1978 graduate of Quincy High School.  He was an avid Washington Redskins Football Fan and enjoyed listening to old classic rock music and going to concerts with his wife.  Rick also liked to watch the television shows American Pickers and NCIS.  He always looked forward to Saturday's to hang out with his friends at TNT.  His passion in life was riding his 2013 Harley Davidson Road Glide with his wife Chris, taking trips to Daytona, FL, Sturgis, S.D., and visiting and riding the Dragon's Tail in Tennessee.  They also liked to visit the American Pickers Shop in LeClaire, Iowa.  Most of all Rick adored his family and loved spending time with his boys and grandchildren.

   Rick was employed at ADM, formerly Quincy Soybean for nearly 36 years.

   Survivors include his wife Chris; his mother Geraldine Smith; two sons Danny Smith (Amy) their son Daniel Smith Jr. and Darren Smith and his son Ayden Smith all of Quincy.  Also surviving is one brother Rusty Smith (Carla) and their children Alyssa, Erin and Syeira of Plainville, IL; two sisters Melissa Pardieck (Shawn) and their children Conner and Logan of Mapleton, IL and Donetta Jansen (Jerry) and their children Ashley and Austin of Plainville, IL.

  Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother Ruby Smith, two uncles Jimmy and Jerry Smith and several cousins.

   Graveside services will be held Friday afternoon 1:00 p.m. in Greenmount Cemetery with Pastor Keith Garner officiating.  Following the Graveside service a celebration of life will be held at TNT Harley at 3:00 p.m. at 5101 Oak St. Quincy.

   Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.

   Memorials may be made to Blessing Hospice.

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Skip and Bev Schoonover
   Posted Sat January 17, 2015
Chris and family - we are so very sorry for your loss. Rick will always be in our hearts and our memories!

   Posted Sat January 17, 2015
Donette & family send my sympathy & prayers' .

Paul Ericson
   Posted Sat January 17, 2015
Feel very lucky to have spent some time with Rick and Jack M. over the holidays, discussing our favorites....music and football. Having had health issues myself this past year I know the value of those moments with friends and am grateful to have had them. My condolences to family and friends

Ray and Ginger Madison
   Posted Sat January 17, 2015
We were deeply saddened to hear of Rick's passing, our thoughts are with your family in this time of sorrow.

william stratman
   Posted Sat January 17, 2015
sory to here about rick prayrs ar with you and th family.

Stacey Houston
   Posted Sat January 17, 2015
Chris I love u very much and I'm sorry.Ricky was one of the nicest guys a person could know and I'm glad it was you he spent his life with.Not many guys like him he was one of the best parents and providers I ever met I know he will be so missed by so many.we love u and thinking of you.

Love Stacey,Anthony,Jamie,cherish,and chase

Rebecca Keck
   Posted Sun January 18, 2015
Geraldine, Donetta, Missy, Rusty, Chris & Family,

I am so sorry for your loss, may you find comfort in the memories during this difficult time.

The Keck Family
Rebecca, Scott, Nolan & Lukas

Karen Bauer
   Posted Mon January 19, 2015
Chris, I am so sorry for your loss. Rick was a great guy who will be missed by everyone who knew him. My thoughts are with you and all of your family.

Cheryl (Mixer) Snead
   Posted Mon January 19, 2015
Chris so sorry for your loss. I didn't have the privledge of meeting Rick as I moved in early 1980. I'm sure he was a wonderful man. My condolences to you and your family.

Joe and Tammy Ritterbusch
   Posted Wed January 21, 2015
Chris and Family
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Rick was a good man and a much better friend to me than I to him. He will be missed greatly.

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