Richard Smallman, age 82, of Casper WY passed away Sunday June26,2022 at Wyoming Medical Center.
Born in Nettleton,Arkansas he was the son of the late Ben Allen Smallman and Eunice Pepper Smallman.
Dick, as he was known to family and friends , was a successful business man. His last business was repairing windshields. He finished his education in the military service.
The Smallmans were hardworking cotton farmers of Scottish descent. Dick grew up in the fields picking cotton, alongside his father and his brothers. “ Going to the gin”, meant pay day, getting paid for all of the cotton picked. This is one of his favorite memories as a boy. Even though this was hot, hard work, the brothers played around, tossing cotton balls at each other.
He enjoyed playing his guitar and singing country western music. He also enjoyed tinkering with electronics.
He is preceded in death by his son Mark Allen Smallman and his brother Clarence Smallman.
He is survived by his wife Brenda Smallman of Casper WY, his son John Michael Ridley and family of Baltimore MD, and his brother Lawrence Smallman and family of Arkansas.
Funeral services will be Wednesday July 6th, 2022 at Bustard and Jacoby Funeral Home, officiated by Elder David Perino.
He will be inurned at the Oregon Trail State Veteran’s cemetery.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82601.