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Smith, Richard
1939 - 2017
Richard P. Smith, of Columbus, OH, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at home. He was 78. He was born on June 24, 1939 in Columbus, Ohio to Robert and Violet Smith. He attended East High School, and The Ohio State University. He was preceded in death by his parents, step mother Gertrude Persons; brothers Robert and Carl; sisters Barbara, Joanne, Mary, Roseanne and Roberta; wife Nina Carmon-Smith, daughter Ginger Hord and son Tony Falls. Richard is survived by his sister Connie Scott; brother Ronald Smith; daughters Cynthia Smith-Crawford, Valerie Littlejohn, Twila Carmon-Greene (Will), Porsche Carmon, Keisha Carmon, Thea Smith; sons Theuron Owens (Rachel), James Hord, Wayne Dunbar (Krista), Charles Falls, and Richard P. Smith, II and a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Richard was previously married to Martha Bester, Gloria Smith and life partner Nina Carmon-Smith. He leaves behind dear friends Nancy Hord and Pauline Germany-Raja who also served as his caregiver. Richard was the founder and owner of Agape Service Company. He dedicated himself to helping many and inspired all to be their best. A memorial service will be held at Grange Insurance Audubon Center, Columbus Ohio on Tuesday December 5, 2017, 11am-1pm.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Dec. 2 to Dec. 5, 2017
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