Richard Charles Smith
Richard ‘Dick’ Charles Smith, 72 of North Fort Myers, FL passed away surrounded by his children and loved ones at Health Park Hospital on Sunday, September 26, 2021 ending a 10 year battle with congestive heart failure. Dick was born April 9, 1949 in Glen Falls, NY to Arthur and Thelma Smith, now deceased.
Richard was of the Christian faith. During his youth, he was a creative and free spirit. He traveled to do sound for the James Gang and attended the original Woodstock before settling down to start his family in Cazenovia, NY. An electrician by trade most of his working career, he was also an early entrepreneur and amateur inventor of new gadgets. Throughout his life Dick was a man of Christian faith, an enthusiast of health food and alternative medicine, was well read and researched and fancied himself a robust debater of all opinions contrary to his own.
In 2000 Dick moved to North Fort Myers to be close with his children and their growing families. He enjoyed fishing and classic cars, but most valued quality time spent with his family, especially with his beloved grandchildren.
Dick was preceded in death by his wife Gail Ann Thompson Smith in 1988.
He leaves behind four children, Jonathan Smith (Jill) of Cape Coral, Rebekah Fano (Daniel) of Cape Coral, Gabriel Smith (Leigh) of Ft. Myers and Stephen Smith (Sienna) of Punta Gorda: four brothers as well as eleven grandchildren.
Private Family services will be held.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.