Richard L. Smothers

July 31, 1934 ~ December 4, 2022 (age 88) 88 Years Old
Obituary Image

Richard Smothers Obituary

Mr. Richard L. Smothers, 88, of Springfield, IL died December 4, 2022 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.

He was born July 31, 1934 the son of Larry and Edith Smothers.  He graduated from South Fork High School in 1952 and in 1967 married Joyce Lauwerens, who preceded him in death in 2013.

He was a member of the United Mine Workers and retired from Freeman United.  He enjoyed bowling and spending time outdoors and entertained himself with mechanical projects and watching TV Westerns.

He is survived by a brother Gary (Gigi) Smothers of Taylorville, IL., sisters Faye Hay (Dan) of Chatham, IL., Beverly Wiggs of Mascoutah, IL., brother-in-law Jim (Mary Ann) Lauwerens of Chesterfield, IL., sister-in-law Linda Lauwerens of Dawson, IL., 12 nieces and nephews and his faithful dog Ralph.

Visitation will be held Friday, December 9, 2022 at Masterson’s Funeral Home in Kincaid, IL from 10 to 11:00 A.M. with a short prayer service to follow.  Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Pawnee.  Memorials are suggested to the Animal Protective League – 1001 Taintor Rd – Springfield, IL 62702.  Condolences may also be left at

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Richard L. Smothers, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Richard L. Smothers?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Richard's memory.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Richard L. Smothers

© 2023 Masterson Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility