Former Chester County sheriff RD Smith buried Thursday, October 28

RD Smith

Mr. RD Smith, 91, passed away Monday night at his home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Crook Avenue Chapel with Glenn Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Old Friendship Cemetery. The family received friends at Crook Avenue from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27.
Smith served as Chester County Deputy Sheriff and then Sheriff from 1970-1976.
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He even had a film career, serving as the Sheriff who beat Buford Pusser in election in Walking Tall: The Final Chapter. He later worked for the city of Henderson Waste Management.
He married Pauline Climer Jan. 26, 2007, and they made their home in Finger.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline Smith; four sons, Jeffery (Amanda) Smith of Greenfield, Dennis (Kim) Climer of Reagan, Tony (Debbie) Climer of Finger and Teddy (Karen) Climer of Reagan; two brothers, Max (Margie) Smith of Water Valley, Miss., and Danny (Susie) Smith of Finger; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchild, Raelyn Magee.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, David Smith and Johnny Smith; two brothers, Otral Smith and Bill Smith; a sister, Glenda Robinson; and two great-grandchildren, Raven Griswell and Nicole Griswell.

    – Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson