July 21, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 11:00 AM Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
Monday, July 25, 2011 4 - 8 pm
Richard R. Smith, 57 of Mechanicsburg passed away Thursday, July 21, 2011 in Mercy Memorial Hospital, Urbana. Richard was born in Columbus Ohio on July 24th, 1953. He served in The United States Army for 7 1/2 years, traveling the world before residing in Mechanicsburg to raise his family. He worked at Tanner & Robinson Lumber Company while remodeling hs home, until it closed and then Ranco for 17 years. He enjoyed working on cars, fixing computers, spending time with his grandchildren & his loving wife, Barbara of 38 years.
Richard has survived by his wife Barbara (Homelle), and his parents Elden and Reta Smith, sister Vicky (Joe) Jeter, sister Teresa (Joe) Gardner, brother Glen (Karla) Smith, his three daughters, Gina (Adam) Branstiter, Jennifer Smith, and Melissa Smith, his grandchildren, Madison, Justin, Andrew, Jonathan, and Colton, and a host of family and friends, including his Godson, Brandon Massie of Sidney.
Richard was preceded in death by his grandfather James Clark, grandmother Adelaide Stockwell, step grandfather Herbert (Jiggs) Stockwell, uncle John R. (Bob) Smith, and uncle Gene Clark.
A memorial service officiated by Pastor Don Hix will be held at 11am on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 in the SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON FUNERAL HOME in Mechanicsburg. Visitation will be from 4pm-8pm on Monday, July , 25, 2011. Condolences may be expressed to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.