Col. Richard M. Smith was born to John and Ruth Smith in Grand Rapids, MI on
January 10, 1938, and passed away at his home in Lake Ridge, VA on October 23,
is survived by his wife of 58 years, Caroline, his sons Michael and Christopher
and his daughter Katherine. He had three grandchildren Cody Smith, Emery Hauser
and Cora Smith, as well as, two great grandchildren, Kaden and Maddox
retired from the U.S. Army and worked in the defense industry for over 30 years.
He was a devoted volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America most of his life. He
was a 35-year member of Lakeridge Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday school,
served as a deacon, and performed mission service in Indonesia. His generous and
positive nature will be remembered by all who knew him.
and family are invited to attend his memorial service October 27, 2018 at Lakeridge Baptist
Church at 12450 Clipper Drive, Lake Ridge VA. Services begin at 1pm.