Walker "Bucky" B. Smith, IV
January 18, 1979 - April 27, 2022
Walker B. “Bucky” Smith, IV, age 43, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. He was a native and resident of Bogalusa, LA.
Bucky grew up working in the family business as a brick mason. He was a dedicated LSU fan and avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting. Bucky was a friend and mentor that will be missed by all that knew him.
Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife of 21 years, Amy Merritt Smith; his mother, Paula Williams Wilson; four sisters, Brooke Beam (Jeremy), Elizabeth Burden (Daniel), Taylor Smith (Jimmy Crowe) and Faith Wilson; one uncle, Jeffrey Smith; one aunt Carla Robinette (Jim); his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Victor and Valerie “Honey” Merritt, Sr.; two sisters-in-law, Marcia Smith (Matt) and Leigh Ann French (Davey); one brother-in-law, Victor William Merritt, Jr. (Cydnee); along with a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bucky was preceded in death by his father, Walker B. Smith, III; paternal grandfather, Walker B. Smith, Jr.; paternal grandmother, Shirley Nell Penton Smith; maternal grandparents, Bernard and Edwina Williams; stepfather, Dale Wilson and aunt, Christy Barber.
Family and friends are invited to attend Bucky’s celebration of life on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at 2:00 pm at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, 216 Alabama Avenue, Bogalusa, LA. Visitation will be held from 10am until the hour of service. Rev. Fred Brumfield will be officiating the services.