Ricky Dean Smith

October 22, 1955 ~ April 23, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old


Ricky Dean Smith 67, of Phelps, KY passed away April 23rd, 2023, at Pikeville Medical Center.  He was born in Phelps, KY to the late Luther and Vicy Smith.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded by brothers, Arvil Smith, and Allen Smith.

Ricky was baptized at Regional Church of God in Delbarton, WV on October 12th, 2019.  After he was saved, he enjoyed quoting Bible scriptures.  He loved the Lord.  That was a legacy he left that will continue to be a blessing to his family.  Ricky also enjoyed working as an equipment operator.

Those who survive Ricky include his brother, Kenny Smith of Phelps, Ky; sisters, Phyllis Jean (Jimmy) Charles  of Bland, VA; Christine (Larry) Brumfield of Elgin, SC; and Josephine Jordan of Phelps, KY.  Ricky is also survived by a host of family and friends.

Visitation will begin at 6:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 26th, 2023, in the chapel with special services beginning at 7:00 P.M   

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 P.M. Thursday, April 27th, 2023, at Jones & West Funeral Home in Phelps, KY with pastor’s Mitchell Bias, Larry Rife, and Odis Blankenship officiating.  Interment will follow at Smith Cemetery in Smith Fork of Phelps, KY.

Arrangements are under the direction of Jones & West Funeral Home in Phelps, KY.  The guestbook may be viewed at

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April 26, 2023

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Jones & West Funeral Home
37035 State Highway 194 E
Phelps, KY 41553

Funeral Service
April 27, 2023

12:00 PM
Jones & West Funeral Home
37035 State Highway 194 E
Phelps, KY 41553


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