Richard Charles Smith

April 9, 1949 - September 26, 2021

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.


  1. Gary and Darlene Tregaskis Oct 23, 2021 at 7:39 am

    So sorry for your loss. I knew your folks when we lived in NY. I had the privilege of helping to care for your mom, during her final illness and so respected your Dad for his love and care of her and all four of you children. You will be in our prayers for comfort.

  2. Chuck and Ann Tompkins Oct 23, 2021 at 11:11 am

    Chuck and I were saddened to hear of the passing of your dear Dad, brother and grandfather, but rejoice that he is free from his illnesses and now in the glories of Heaven along with Gail and all who have gone before him, We pray that God will bring His peace and comfort to all of you during this time and in the days ahead.

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