Richard A. Smallwood

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Richard A. Smallwood

83, of Indianapolis, passed away on July 19, 2014. Born on August 23, 1930 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Howard E. and Ethel G. (Mark) Smallwood. He was a graduate of Manual High School class of 1948 where he participated in basketball and track and was a double City Winner in Track in 1948.

He was a Radio Technician for the Indianapolis Police Department from 1957-1978 and after retirement went on to work at the Indianapolis Power and Light Company from 1978-1995. He was a member of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. He entertained with the Golden Shepherd Gadget Band for 19 years as "Tiny Tim." He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Police #86 and a Ham Radio Operator. Richard was an Air Force Veteran during the Korean Conflict. His hobbies were singing, playing the piano, water skiing, and attending his grandchildren's sports as their biggest fan, and participating in church activities.

Survivors include loving wife of 57 years of marriage, Mary (Heacox) Smallwood; daughters, Rebecca (Keith) Lands, Jennifer (Stephen) Padgett, Eva Harmas; son, Howard Smallwood; brother, George L. Smallwood; grandchildren, Brandon Lands, Ashley Eick, Nathan Rinehart, Zach Rinehart, Stephen Harmas, Marianne Harmas, and Mark Harmas; also 10 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July, 23, 2014 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Avenue, Indianapolis, IN. Funeral Service will be conducted Thursday, July 24 at 11:00 a.m. with additional visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 2015 South Arlington Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46203, with Doctor Randy McQueen officiating.

Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to or Gideons International. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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G H Herrmann Funeral Home
5141 Madison Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46227
(317) 787-7211
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Published in the The Indianapolis Star on July 22, 2014
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