Roy William Smith, 68, of Richmond, Indiana, passed away on July 10, 2020. After a lengthy battle with cancer, he spent his final days at home, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born to parents Russell and Elaine Smith, on September 21, 1951 in Kankakee, Illinois. Roy graduated from East Ridge High School in 1969. He worked nearly 40 years in the plastics industry and took great pride in his job. He truly relished the friends he made during his time at Gilbert Plastics in Kankakee, Illinois; Landis Plastics in Monticello, Indiana; and Berry Plastics in Richmond, Indiana.
He is survived by Teresa, his wife of 41 years, daughter Jenifer (Christopher) Gesell of Clarksville, Maryland, sons Robert (Laura) Smith of Indianapolis, IN, Michael Linton of Richmond, IN and Jace (Laura) Smith of Westfield, IN, and nine grandchildren. He is also survived by siblings Russell Lee (Brenda) Smith of Grand Valley, Illinois, Rodney (Beth) Smith of Mountain Lake, Minnesota, and Paula (Tucker) Hubly of Kankakee, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Kathryn (Smith) Bixenman.
Roy was known for his love of Allis-Chalmers tractors. He enjoyed attending tractor shows, collecting model tractors and trains, and restoring his father’s 1953 Allis-Chalmers WD tractor. Most of all, he took great pride in his family. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren and was a great support whenever called upon.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 12010 Allisonville Road, Fishers, Indiana. Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. and the Celebration of Life service will begin at 3 p.m. Masks are recommended. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Roy’s name to the American Cancer Society.
Community Family Funeral Home, Richmond, Indiana, assisted the family with arrangements.