Richard "butch" Smith

  • Born: November 24, 1941
  • Died: January 3, 2015
  • Location: Port Charlotte, Florida

Roberson Funeral Home and Crematory

2151 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Tel. 941-629-3141

Tribute & Message From The Family

Richard (Butch) Smith,73, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015 at his residence. He was born in Jersey City, NJ, moved to Little Ferry, NJ in 1972. A truck driver by trade and a Teamster member, he was blessed to retire at the age of 48 in 1989 and moved to Port Charlotte, FL. He is preceded in death by his granddaughter Alyssa Marie, and his beloved son John. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Carole, his son Richard Smith of Port Charlotte; his daughter and son-in-law, Amy & Tommy Rea of North Port, his son and daughter-in-law Michael and Maria Smith of Coral Springs, FL, numerous grandchildren and one great grandchild. Rich, or Butch as his family called him, was an avid fisherman, hunter, and in his early years, a baseball coach for his three sons. He was a great provider and protector, as well as a wonderful and dedicated husband and father. He was an excellent friend, who refused no one. Words truly cannot express how much he gave, how much he was loved, and how much he will be missed by his family and many friends. Richard was an example of a life well lived.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 6, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a catholic prayer service at 6:30 PM at Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Port Charlotte. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to Rich's favorite charity, Saint Jude's Children Hospital Friends may visit online at to sign the memory book and extend condolences. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.


Condolence & Memory Journal


May God wrap his loving arms around you and help you through your sorrow. I think that's why we are blessed with memories and vivid pictures in our minds so we can't forget the best of times, the humor, the love, the grace.
Sending thoughts and prayers.
Deedra Dowling

Posted by Deedra Dowling - Port Charlotte, FL - Family Friend   January 13, 2015

Carole and family,
I am so sorry for your recent losses. My prayer is for you to have strength and faith during this time. Your loved ones are at peace. Be comforted knowing others understand and will do anything to help you. Sending you my deepest sympathy and kindest regards, Lisa

Posted by Lisa Bailey - Rotonda West, FL - co-worker   January 07, 2015

Dear Carole, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these difficult days. We all know that your husband is no longer in pain and is with the Choir of Angles, with his son and granddaughter, sitting at the right side of Our Heavenly Father. May the Peace of Christ be with you all.

Posted by Richard Loftus - PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - Friend   January 06, 2015

My sincerest condolences for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family.

Emily Lewis

Posted by Emily Lewis - Port Charlotte, FL - Co-worker   January 06, 2015


My Dear Carole,
My God hold you and your family in his hands while you go through this grief.
Sending my love and prayers.

Posted by Lynn Banish - Port Charlotte, FL - friend   January 06, 2015