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Oliver Rusty Smith
Oliver Rusty Smith, age 51 of Columbia, was born on August 31, 1969 at Algiers, LA to the union of his parents, Benjamin Harrison Smith and Connie Sue Duke. He passed from this life on July 19, 2021 at his residence following an extended illness. Rusty was preceded in death by his father. He was a member of the Bellview Baptist Church and enjoyed attending church until his health would not allow him to attend. Rusty was born with the gift of gab and loved to talk with those around him and loved to make jokes. He worked offshore and on the pipeline in his younger days. He was a wonderful dad, son, and brother. He was loved by those around him and will be missed greatly.
Left to cherish his memory is his son, Zachary Smith of Columbia; his beloved mother, Connie Sue Duke of Columbia; his sister, Tammy Johnston (Bryan) of Columbia; and his brother, Donnie Ponder (Melinda) also of Columbia.
Celebration of life and memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday July 24, 2021 from the sanctuary of Bellview Baptist Church, Columbia with Bro. Mark Dannehl officiating. The Smith family will receive visitors on Saturday as well from 1:00 PM until time of service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Rusty's memory may be made to Riser & Son Funeral Home, P O Box 57, Columbia, LA 71418 or by calling 318 649 2311.
Rest in peace bro. Ms. Connie and Donnie, May God give your family peace in this time of loss
Jay Hill Jul 31 2021 5:33 PM
Rest In Peace classmate. Praying for the family.
Cynthia Talbert Jul 27 2021 11:57 PM
Connie Sue, Tammy, Donnie and family. May God bring you comfort and strength during this sad time. Rusty "Rudy" was quite the character during his short time here. A smile and laughter always seemed to surround this young man. He loved as he lived. Rusty has his wings now. Peace my friend.
Ricky Sypert Jul 26 2021 9:47 PM
Puts a smile on my face thinking of Rusty, and a giggle too. It was a lot of fun knowing him when I was young. GODS PEACE to you Connie Sue. big hugs
Yulonda Jul 23 2021 12:10 AM
Prayers for you Connie Sue and all your family❤️🙏🏻
Sandra Watson Jul 22 2021 7:06 PM
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Michelle Gregory Jul 21 2021 6:52 PM
My prayers are with you and your family. I too have lost a son and can feel your pain. Dana Cruse
Dana Cruse Jul 21 2021 5:12 PM
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