Richard Smith Mize

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Richard Smith Mize
BRENTWOOD, TN-- Richard Smith Mize, 47, of Brentwood, passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2011, after a 6 month battle with cancer.
He is survived by his mother, Donna Mize of Nashville; twin brother, William R. Mize of Nashville; brother, Samuel F. Mize of Aiken, SC; sister, Libba Taylor McCullough of Spartanburg, SC; and his life partner of 21 years, Stewart A. Strickland. Rick is also survived by his sister-in-law, Alma S. Mize; nephews, Smith Mize, Will Mize, and Daniel Hysong; and nieces, Elizabeth Mize, Jessica Leageons and Julie Lonon. He is preceded in death by his father, William F. Mize; and brother, Charles G. Mize both of Spartanburg, SC.
Rick was an employee of Logan's Roadhouse for 19 years. He was a regional training manager for the past several years after serving in multiple capacities in operations as well as human resources. He was a devoted employee and loved his Logan's family like his own. Rick was truly a special person who touched the lives of almost everyone who knew him. He would brighten a room with his smile, provide comfort with his calm demeanor and treat a trainee as if they were the most important person in the room. The world was a better place with Richard in it and he will be missed more than words can express.
A special thanks to Dr. Jeffrey Patton and the staff at Tennessee Oncology whom Rick thought of as family as well.
A memorial gathering celebrating Rick's life will be held at his home in Brentwood on Sunday, October 2nd from 1:00-5:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Rick's name to the Sarah Cannon Research Institute and the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center.

Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, 2011
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