Richard L. Smith

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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 Feb. 29, 2004, in Celina; and she survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Scott (Brenda) Smith, of Hamilton, and Todd (LuAnn) Smith of Fort 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 stepchildren, 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 stepdaughter, 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 Fort 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, Nov. 4, 2013, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas L. Bolte officiating. Burial will follow at Harris Creek Cemetery, Bradford.

His family will receive friends from noon-1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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Published in Sidney Daily News on Oct. 31, 2013