AURORA, Mo. — Richard Joe Smith, 59, of Aurora, Mo., died Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in Fort Smith. He was born Jan. 21, 1959, in California. He was a retired diesel mechanic.

No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation is under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home in Van Buren.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly; two daughters, Billie Jo Burch of Mount Vernon, Mo., and Billie Kay Potter of Woodward, Okla.; a brother, Leonard Smith of Van Buren; and five grandchildren.