I love this man still miss him even though he's been gone just a year
it has been over 6 months since you left us. I miss you so much. You really made my life brighter, and I enjoyed sharing laughs with you. Soon I'll be going on a cruise, I'll think of you and the fun we had last year when I was on a cruise with you. I'll have a few drinks in your honor ... and smile and cry at the same time.
Richard - you were my mentor and more importantly a good friend for 28 years. I will miss you terribly. God speed my friend.
Hi Big Bro; it has been a few months now since you left us. I still miss you so very, very much. My world is not the same without my big brother to talk with and play with. I will forever miss you. Love you greatly!
Little sis ... Presh (aka: laura)
Richard its been a few months since your passing and I miss you terribly Even though we were miles apart I know you always were there I wouldnt be where I am today if it wasnt for you
Love your little Canadian buddy
You were a fantastic pilot and wonderful mentor, but most of all you were a best friend. You had a huge impact on my life and I wouldn't be where I am today if I hadn't met you. You will be greatly missed. Rest in peace big guy.
What an amazing friend! I have many good memories to look back on and a great life in front of me because of Richard.
Thank you for your wonderful friendship as well as being an incredible mentor. Not only have you taught me much about flying, you gave me valuable insight about life and what is really important. I will miss you greatly!!! Until we meet again...
You will be missed my old friend. I am very lucky to have known you !
Even though we only knew Dick for a short time, we enjoyed the time we got to know him. You will be missed and have a special place in our hearts...
Joi & Husker Tom
I will miss our conversations and dinners. Your friendship will be greatly missed. Rest in peace my friend.
Ricardo - It's 0952 and I just found out you have left us. You were such a caring person and an unconditional friend. Thank you for you being a good friend and confidant. I'll miss you. Over and out...
I was not aware of Dick's passing until today. For the 35 years I knew Dick he was always smiling. Godspeed, you are flying high forever.
A true friend stands by his friend when in need! You always did! Would like to thank you for 35 years of true and loyal friendship!
Dick was my primary flight instructor and as such a great portion of those grey hairs were probably caused by me and my signature "Carrier Landings"...
That was 44 years ago. He was my Friend and confidant. Every couple of months we enjoyed Sunday Morning Breakfasts to catch up with each others lives and families...I will miss those Sundays...and my friend,
Here's a toast to the host
Of those who love the vastness of the sky,
To a friend we send a message of his brother men who fly.
We drink to those who gave their all of old,
Then down we roar to score the rainbow's pot of gold.
A toast to the host of men we boast, the U.S. Air Force!
To you Richard! You will be missed.
I flew with Dick (Richard) when he just had his private pilot back in the 1960's and helped him finance the time required to go for the commercial and instrument. Flew many a mission with him in the Civil Air Patrol. A find gentleman and friend. Excellent pilot. He will be missed by all in aviation.
Lots of time in N_66P with the University Aero Club in Lincoln. May your landings in the sunset be smooth.
One of the best "dates" I ever had was when Richie flew me to Kansas City and we went to eat at the restaurant that would turn around in a circle way up high...cant remember the name...and then we flew back home. He would bring me back the best jam from Canada before you could get it in the States. He loved chili and I think he would have eaten it every day. Richie and I had plans to go out one time and he was not going to make it back so he called me from Ontario, Canada!!!! to break our date. He loved scotch but would drink Crown Royal and eggnog with me during Christmas. I'll miss you and think of you often and the fun we had. God bless.
...will never forget the first time Dick rolled an airplane with me in it...He started huffing and puffing and all of a sudden South Omaha airport never looked quite the same...:)
Dick was a great instructor and a good personal friend for 35 years. He contributed much to the Omaha aviation community and will be missed!
You have permanent wings now :)
We enjoyed our countless flights with Dick because of his professionalism and excellent aviation skills! Most of all, we loved his sense of humor and friendship. We will miss him!
Dick, you were a good friend and lunch pal. I will miss your laugh and great stories!! You had a tender and big heart. I feel blessed you let me be a part of it!!! Rest in peace. Prayers to the siblings and friends left behind. CE
Dick - you were a great mentor and even better friend. You will be missed by many, many people. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. God's peace be with you.
Dick always told me that his mother told him that you will be lucky to have 5 true, true friends your life. Dick must have been the luckiest guy in the world. Will miss you buddy.
What a Good Friend and an Excellent Pilot. I will
always remember the many trips and Good Times.
You will be missed.
My condolences to your family.
my thoughts and prayers go out to Dick Smith and his family. I knew Dick for many years and he was a wonderful man. I will never forget the flights he took me and some friends on to York Ne on sunday mornings to have brunch at Chances Are. Dick was a wonderful man and he will be greatly missed.
Dick, you will be missed by many. It was a treat knowing you. Rest in Peace my friend.
I am proud to have been your friend and participated in the Civil Air Patrol with you. Those were very good times. I am so glad you kept flying and have taught so many. Will miss you a lot.
My special, wonderful brother .... love you lots! Will miss you terribly. So proud of you! and happy you were my big brother. With much love, Laura
Always flying high will miss this one
Will always remember the great times we had and with the MANY friends in Omaha. Rest in Peace...
Thanks for your friendship Richard. You will be missed.
Thanks for your Military Service to Our Country.
Past Commander V.F.W.