Obituary of Dick Smothers

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Dick Smothers

Mr. Dick Smothers (born November 20th, 1939 as "Richard Remick Smothers") died tragically while traveling in his Buick on March 29th, 2023 (TBV) with his older brother Tom. His cause of death was possibly an issue with his pancreas. He was 83 years old when he passed.

Dick is survived by his parents, Ruth Smothers and Thomas Bolyn Smothers, cranky wife Denby Franklin, his siblings, brother Tommy Smothers and sister Sherry Smothers as well as his pet bird, Fluffy.

Professionally, Dick was a Comedian who was best known for being one of the goofy musical/comedy duo "The Smothers Brothers" with his brother, Tommy Smothers.

When he was not working as a Comedian, Dick was known for his love of renovating kitchens and he would spend months most months honing his craft. Mr. Smothers (also known as Dickie Smothers) also spent hours visiting with his closest cousin most Saturdays when he was able to spare a small number of months. Ever since he was a boy in New York City, many remember Dick as a sweetheart with great chestnuts of wisdom that engrossed everyone. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a paltry donation to the ASPCA in Dick's honor.

A funeral is scheduled for Sunday the 4th at the undertaker's in New York City. The service will commence at 10AM with a reception to follow hosted by his priest at the graveside where refreshments will be served. All are welcome to the visitation to be held at undertaker's at 10AM.

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Dick Smothers Biography Wiki:

    • Is He Dead or Alive: Still Alive
    • Full Name: Smothers, Dick
    • Common Name: Dick Smothers
    • Gender: Male
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: he/him
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
    • Birth Date: November 20, 1939
    • Age: 83
    • Also Known As: Dickie Smothers, Richard, Big Dick, The Dickster
    • Occupation: Comedian
    • Active Years: 1959-Present
    • Nationality: American
    • Favorite Food: Chips Ahoy! Chocolate Chip Cookies
    • Favorite Color: Aqua (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    Dick's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Richard Remick Smothers
    • Father: Thomas Bolyn Smothers
    • Mother: Ruth Smothers (née Remick)
    • Brother(s):
    • Sister(s):
      • Sherry Smothers (born September 1941)
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Denby Franklin (married 1997-divorced 2006)
      • Lorraine Martin (married 1986-divorced 1997)
      • Linda Smothers (married 1960-divorced 1969)
    • Son(s):
      • Steven Smothers
      • Dick Smothers Jr. (born April 26, 1964)
      • Andrew Smothers
      • Remick Smothers
    • Daughter(s):
      • Sarah Smothers
      • Susan Smothers

Death Notice:

  • Date: Still Alive
  • Place: Unknown
  • Cause of Death: None Yet

Category Tags:

ComedianAmerican Born on November 20th Born in 1939 Born in New York

Dick's Notable Roles:

  • The Smothers Brothers Show (1965-1966)

Quotable Quotes:

"It the cat is dead then why would you keep changing the litter?"

"Our trouble is we're 1960s WASPs with a reputation as political satirists with nothing left to satirize."

"It's the first time I've ever seen you look ugly. And that makes me kind of happy."

"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever."

""There's a dumbing down of the schools. It's all around." (Chicago Tribune interview, November 28, 2002)" (IMDB)

"I'm about to launch a lingerie line with nothing but thongs. Here's what I know for's going to be uncomfortable."

"I feel the need - the need for a restroom!"

Is Mr. Dick Smothers still alive? According to our unconfirmed records, he has not passed away.

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Related Links:

Dick Smothers on
Dick Smothers at IMDB

Community Comments:

Anita Keeler: You need to delete this fraudulent obituary. Dick Smothers is still alive & doing file and his brother Tommy is also still alive & doing well.

Celebrity Obit Rating: 4 Stars
Wiki Page Updated: 2022-12-11 22:39:48
Author: Tucker
Confirmation: Dick Smothers on Wikipedia

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