Age 78, of Lansing, MI, passed away May 17, 2019. He was born October 3, 1940, in Lansing, to Milo and Alice Smith.
Richard graduated from J.W. Sexton High School, class of 1958. He proudly served his country for 41 years of dedicated service in the Army National Guard. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. He absolutely adored his grandchildren. He loved his wife and her cooking, going to the casino, taking care of his home and his yard, and loved life. He will be deeply missed.
Richard is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Nancy (Bonifas); son, Grant R. (Lisa) Smith; daughter, Wendy S. Smith (Mike); and grandchildren, Jake, Zak, and Wyatt. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Judith, and twin sons Michael and Mark.
A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.