Richard D. Smith
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BRISTOL-Richard D. Smith, 72, passed away December 10, 2019. He was born April 6, 1947 in Portland, IN to Finley & Dorthea (Stewart) Smith.
On December 12, 1972 in Bluffton, IN he married Donna Blem; she preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers, Robert Smith and Jim Smith.
Surviving are 2 children, Angela (Rhett) Fisher, Robert Smith, 3 grandchildren, Selma Fisher, Sloan Fisher and Kian Smith. Also surviving are 2 siblings, Butch (Karen) Smith, Susie (Tom) Meinerding, 10 nieces and nephews, Cindy, Christina, Jason, Nicholas, Zach, Corey, Kim, Debbie, Todd and Chad.
Richard graduated from Portland High School in 1965 and worked for the post office for 35 years. He was a member of the Huntertown Lions Club, Ft. Wayne American Legion and V.F.W. He enjoyed golfing, playing poker and spending time with his grandchildren.
A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions to your local American Legion.
Elkhart Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements.