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Richard Leo Smith

April 23, 2013
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Richard Leo Smith, of Newport, Ohio, departed this life on Monday, April 22, 2013, at the Emeritus of Marietta.

He was born on July 5, 1922, a son of the late Everett Leo Smith and Gladys Faye Coleman Smith Crislip. He was a truck driver for Safe Way Truck Lines, a veteran of World War II, and a member of the 1st Armored Division Association, Elizabethtown, Ky., member of the VFW Darlington-Dublin Post 10146, American Legion, Rising Son, MD, DAV-Cecil County 28, and Farm Bureau Harford County, Md.

Richard is survived by one son, Robert A. Smith, Jane Lew, W.Va.; one daughter, Linda A. Denton, Middlesex, N.C.; step-children, Deborah A. Wells, Fairbanks, Alaska, John Gilbert Price Jr., Spring Lake, Mich., and James Nutter, North Carolina; brother, James W. Smith, Newport, Ohio; nieces, Jean Gustafson and Pat McCullar, both of California; and nephew, Doug Smith (Joan), Newport, Ohio. In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by a brother, William Smith; and a sister, Mary Boone.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, W.Va., with burial to follow in the Coleman Cemetery, near West Union, W.Va. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, and after 9 a.m. on the day of the service.

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