Richard "Dick" Smallwood
1938 - 2020
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Richard "Dick" Smallwood

Zanesville - Richard "Dick" Smallwood 82 of Zanesville passed away at his home on Saturday November 14, 2020.

He was born February 28, 1938 in Zanesville a son of the late Arthur T. and Bethel Thomas Smallwood.

He retired as a salesman for Integrity Plumbing Supplies; He was U.S Air Force veteran; he was the U.S.S.S.A. Softball District Commissioner and was a fixture in the Zanesville softball scene for many years; in his youth he was a dirt track driver at the Muskingum Speedway.

He is survived by his children Louanna (Michael) Lewis, Tam (Mindy) Smallwood and Bob Smallwood; five grandchildren Larry Lenhart III, Colt Smallwood, Caitlin Smallwood, Ty Smallwood and Tristen Smallwood; great-granddaughter Gracie Lenhart; brother Daniel (Sharill) Smallwood; sister Betty Jones; many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Loretta J. DeMent Smallwood; sister Shirley Polson; brothers Arthur and Jim Smallwood

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Wednesday November 18, 2020 at the William Thompson and Son Funeral Home 5765 Gladstone Drive White Cottage, with Pastor John Jones officiating.

Interment: Zanesville Memorial Park

Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 pm on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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Published in Times Recorder from Nov. 15 to Nov. 17, 2020.
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November 18, 2020
may the comforting arms of family and friends surround you and sustain you through this loss . he certainly made the most of his life and take note that he has no more suffering and joining his wife to watch over the family from above. a friend of BOBS
November 17, 2020
There is not enough space to share all the memories of Dick. He sure was Mr. Softball. Doug played softball many years for Dick. Dick had tournaments many a weekend @ Riverside and had ask me how about we sell shirts, so that players could have souvenirs. We worked out a plan and that followed for many years. We traveled all over playing on weekends and met so many people. The memories the players made with Dick will never be forgotten. The one thing that stands out is the train whistle sound that Dick would make when coaching the bases. Even after softball was over no matter where we would see Dick, he would talk about the good ole days. He will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

The Doug Geyer Family
Debbie Geyer
November 16, 2020
My sorrow goes out to Dick’s family in their lose .
Dick was Mr Softball of Zanesville !
Had the pleasure of playing lot of softball games against his teams over the years . Dick was the best !
He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of having known him .
Wood Hardcastle
November 15, 2020
Dan and I are so sorry for your loss Louann! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
Dan and Holly Wilson
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