Traverse City

SMITH, Richard Jun 14, 1935 – Aug 30, 2019

ELK RAPIDS [mdash] Richard Lee Smith, 84, of Elk Rapids, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility. He was born June 14, 1935 in Lansing the son of Ford and Irene (Walkington) Smith.
Richard was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church in Elk Rapids. He was on the Central Lake School Board, a volunteer for the Eastport Fire Department, member of the Central Lake Sports Boosters and a Boy Scout leader in Lansing.
Richard and his wife also enjoyed square dancing and traveling.
Richard retired from Century Sun in Traverse City.
Surviving is his wife of 64 years, LaCorda (Youngs) Smith. Also surviving are his children, Ron (Julie) Smith, of Central Lake, Don Smith, of Traverse City, Doug (Cindy) Smith, of Fenton, and Lisa (Alvin) Thomas, of South Carolina; his sisters, Audrey (Carmen) Deatsman and Janet McKimmy; his grandchildren, Stacy (Jim), Melissa, Tracy (Adam), Candace, Erik (Kelly), Nick, Steven, Brandon, Chad and Dustin; great-grandchildren, Jeffrey (Sarah), Rebecca (Aaron), Kelsey, Gavin, Preston, Lydia, Ezra, Micah, Chloe, Selah, Nyilee, Diamond, Kolton and Keegan; his great-great-granddaughter, Piper; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers; four sisters; and grandson, Damien Smith.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, at 11 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church in Elk Rapids. The Rev. Jim Porter will officiate. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The family will also receive friends Friday, Sept. 6, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Eagle Village, 5044 175th Ave., Hersey, MI 49639 or www.eaglevillage.org.
Please sign his online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements have been handled by the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.

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