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Richard Guy Small

February 11, 1951 — August 12, 2023


Richard Guy Small, 72, passed away August 12, 2023 at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro. He was born February 11, 1951 to Guy Marcus Small and Joy Ruth (Briles) Small.

Richard graduated from Randleman High School, Class of 1969. Mr. Small was a veteran of the US Army and served during Vietnam. He wanted to join the Highway Patrol but was rejected for being too tall. He continued his education at NC State and became a truck driver, retiring after 30 years as a driver with UPS. Mr. Small enjoyed his time off and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also loved spending time outside as a beekeeper. His love of animals was evident with his two feline companions - Tiger and Callie, three ducks, and his late canine companion, Brutus.

Special thanks to David Pike and Betsy for all the help they have given Richard’s family. 

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Helen Hackett Small of Climax; mother, Joy Ruth Briles Small of Level Cross; sister-in-law, Sherrie Hackett of Randleman; brother-in-law, Jerry Wolfe; nieces, Shannon (Greg) Hamby, Janet (Rodney) White; nephews, Chase Jackson, Junior Allred; great-nieces/nephews; David Ellis III, Morgan Spencer, Kaylee (Reece) Daniel, Hudson Daniel, Rhett Daniel, Hunter (Allison) Hamby, Morgan Hamby, Wyatt White; great-great-nephews, Carson Locklear, Carter Locklear, Chayden Locklear, Camden Locklear. He is preceded in death by his father, Guy Small.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 15, 2023 from 6-8 pm and Wednesday, August 16, 2023 from 1-2pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 600 S. Main St in Randleman. Other times the family will be at the home of his mother, 605 Walter Meadows Rd, Randleman, NC. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at 2 pm in the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel at Randleman with Reverend Ken McDowell officiating. Burial will follow at Randolph Memorial Park. Randolph County Honor Guard will provide Military Honors

Memorials may be made to honor Richard to the organization of your choice.

Pugh Funeral Home is serving the Small family.

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