Richard L. Smith

PIQUA - Richard L. Smith, 74, of Piqua, died at 2:05 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at the Upper Valley Medical Center. He was born May 9, 1939, in Covington to the late James and Geraldine (Hole) Smith. He married Judy K. (Briggs) Morton February 29, 2004, in Celina; and she survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Scott (Brenda) Smith of Hamilton and Todd (LuAnn) Smith of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; five daughters, Carla (Jim) Hill of Rossburg, Maria (Brad) Monroe of Lebanon, Ill., Melissa Smith of Union City, Julie Smith and Virginia Smith, both of Ansonia; four step-children, Bryon Morton of Piqua, Brent Morton of Sidney, Brad (Kim) Morton and Kimberly Collins all of Piqua; 21 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Virginia (John) Rickert of Sidney. He was preceded in death by a sister and a step-daughter, Rocky Morton.
Mr. Smith was a graduate of Covington High School, worked at the Union City Body Company for many years, and then retired as a painter from the Warnock Painting Company of Ft. Recovery following many years of employment. He served with the Ohio National Guard for eight years. He was a talented musician as evidenced by his being a guitarist and lead singer for the County C. G. Band for many years and he enjoyed painting pictures. He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.
A service to honor his life will begin at 1:30 p.m. Monday, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with the Rev. Fr. Thomas L. Bolte officiating. Burial will follow at Harris Creek Cemetery, Bradford. His family will receive friends from 12:00-1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com.

Published in Piqua Daily Call on Nov. 1, 2013