Born On: March 21, 1949

Passed On: January 22, 2019

Richard Dale Smith

Richard Dale Smith, age 69 was born on March 21, 1949 in Muskegon to the late Dell and Lenetta Smith and passed away at home on January 22, 2019. Along with his parents Richard was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 50 years, Nancy Smith.  Surviving are his three children, Ron Smith, Richard (Becky) Smith, and Kerry (David) Boes; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several siblings including his twin brother, Ronald.  Richard was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Vietnam War. He retired from Hylift after 30 years of service and enjoyed the outdoors, especially during the summer camping trips.  According to his wish’s cremation has taken place and no services are to be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the West Michigan Veteran’s Inc. 165 E. Apple Ave. Suite 201, Muskegon, Michigan 49442


7 thoughts on “Richard Dale Smith

  1. Marcia Ashley

    The Russell family of Kent City are sad to hear of Rick’s passing. Rick seemed to love Dick and Loretta, we will all miss him. He was half brother to them. We will be praying for the family. I would like to leave you all with this favorite verse- “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Phil. 4:13

  2. Ronald & Linda Smith

    Rick will be sadly missed. We had great times growing up and our love for old cars was mutual. We’ll miss him.

  3. Wendy

    This saddens my heart. So many great childhood memories that I will cherish. Even as an adult, he still called me “tater skinner”. Such a sweet man that will surely be missed. Sending my love to the family. You will surely be in my thoughts!

    1. Nancy Craig

      My heart goes out to my extended family.he loved his kids and grandkids so much .He was a straight forward man told you the truth is his unique style .He is now home with his love. He will be dearly missed.


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