RC Smith passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on May 29, 2021. RC was born July 7, 1944 to Leroy and Margaret Smith in Pocatello, Idaho. He served in the United States Navy from 1962-1968.
RC married the love of his life Judy Smith on July 14, 1967. They were married for 53 years. He was employed at JR Simplot in Pocatello, Idaho before he pursued his career with Union Pacific Railroad for over 30 years and then retired in 2009.
It was in Utah where he found his passion in the Elks Organization. He served many positions including; Exalted Ruler for Tintic Lodge #711, District Deputy, Utah Elks Association hoop shoot coordinator, Camp Wapiti Director and Utah Elks State President. RC and Judy found many great joys in the Elks Association, they were able to travel and meet many special friends.
His greatest joy was his family and helping others in need no matter what the circumstances were. He also loved to ride his Harley and was known by many as “Tippy”. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
He is survived by his wife Judy Smith, son Darin (Kristie) Smith, his daughter’s Diane Carpenter (Dale Ford) and Samantha Smith. He is also survived by his grandchildren KC (Cyndi) Harris, Dustin Harris, Breann (Shawn) Sagers, Kristin Bonnett, Devin (Taylor) Smith, Deryan Smith (Jake Azevedo), Jeremiah Smith and Aaron Morris. Great grandchildren; Taylor, Kandis, Kaylee, Jaxon, Kaden, Presley, Cooper, Danin and Haizley. Siblings; Maxine, Monty, May, Mary, Linda and Julie. He is preceded in death by his parents and Brother Butch.
A celebration of life will be held in Eureka, Utah July 10, 2021 at Tintic Elks Lodge with more details to follow.
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