Richard Augustus Smith

December 27, 1959 - October 10, 2016

Richard A. Smith, 56, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 1988, formerly of MI passed away Monday, October 10, 2016 in Cape Coral. He was born December 27, 1959 in Pontiac, MI to Thomas L. and Laura J. Smith, both now deceased.

Richard was raised and attended schools in Clarkston, MI. The youngest of five children, he often revealed a well-developed sense of humor. Richard distinguished himself by enlisting in the United States Marine Corps. After completion of his induction training at Camp LeJeune, NC, Richard then traveled overseas. He particularly recalled the time spent in Okinawa, Japan as a highlight of his military career. In fact, he often surprised friends, family and acquaintances with his ability to count to 10 in Japanese. These and other fond memories shall sustain those who knew him well during the days to come.

He is survived by three loving children, Jason T. Smith of MI, Natalie J. Smith of MI and Zachary S. Smith of Cape Coral, FL; three siblings, Rebecca A. Cairo (James), Caroline S. Smith and Michael T. Smith; as well as five grandchildren and five nieces and nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Susan K. Smith and an older brother, Stephen L. Smith.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to the family home or via the electronic guest book at

The family has entrusted Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, with final care.


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