Horace "Dick" Rector Smallwood, III

April 23, 1936 ~ December 11, 2021 (age 85)


HORACE "DICK" RECTOR SMALLWOOD, III, age 85, of Durham, NC died Saturday afternoon, December 11, 2021 at his home.


Mr. Smallwood was born April 23, 1936 in Washington, DC, son of the late Horace Rector Smallwood, Jr. & Pearl Violet Bartle Smallwood and was husband of 60 years to the late Delma Lucille Evans Smallwood.  He was retired from Wachovia Bank and was a member of McMannen United Methodist Church.  Dick had a love for baseball and played college ball for Duke and later with the Durham Bulls.  


Surviving are two sons, Stephen Thomas Smallwood & wife, Tanya of Raleigh, NC, Edward Evans Smallwood & wife, Sondra of Charlotte, NC, six grandchildren, Joshua Smallwood, Rachel Smallwood, Holly Milligan, Kyle Brugger, Sydney Smallwood, Van Smallwood, two great grandsons, Everest Milligan, and Rhodes Milligan. 


In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Smallwood is preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Reino, and Joseph Reino.


Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, December 16, 2021 in the Strickland and Jones Funeral Services Chapel with Pastor Ed Priestaf officiating.  Interment will follow in the Burchwood Cemetery.  The family will receive friends and guests for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.


Pallbearers will be Kyle Brugger, Tom Miller, Ed Smallwood, Josh Smallwood, Steve Smallwood, and Van Smallwood.


In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.


Arrangements are by Strickland and Jones Memorial Funeral Services, 1810 Durham, Road, Roxboro, NC 27573.  Online condolences may be made at


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December 16, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Strickland and Jones Memorial Funeral Services
1810 Durham Road
Roxboro, NC 27573

Funeral Service
December 16, 2021

12:00 PM
Strickland and Jones Memorial Funeral Services
1810 Durham Road
Roxboro, NC 27573


Transitions LifeCare
250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh NC 27607
Tel: 1-919-828-0890

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