Richard “Dick” Smith


Richard “Dick” Smith Richard “Dick” Smith, 81, peacefully joined his heavenly father on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was the loving and devoted husband of Joyce Smith and father of four children. Born on March 30, 1937 in Iron Mountain, MI. Dick was the son of Clarence and Agnes Smith and brother of Gene. Raised in Fort Wayne, IN, he graduated from Central High School in 1955. Dick toured the country with the Stoney Robert’s Daredevils as a stunt driver. He then went to work for Sears where he met the love of his life, Joyce. After 38 years with Sears, Dick and Joyce retired to Mesa where Dick touched many lives (and won a few skins) at Longbow golf course. God, family, work and golf were his priorities - always in that order. Dick’s passion was his children/grandchildren and following the Snider Panthers, Leo Lions, Carroll Chargers, Bishop Dwenger Saints, Purdue Boilermakers, DePaul Blue Demons and The Trine Thunder in all events. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Joyce; daughter, Cyndi (Mark) Lichti; sons, Mark, Todd and Tom (Michelle) and grandchildren; Alyssa, Katie, Nick, Matt, Peter, Torie, Jacqueline, and Abby. Memorial Service is 10 a.m. Saturday Dec 15, at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road, Fort Wayne (IN 46825), with visitation one-hour prior. Visitation from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec 14 at the funeral home.
Published on December 16, 2018
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