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Richard Lee "Dick" Smith Sr., 69

December 01, 2009

FEB. 27, 1940-NOV. 28, 2009

CLEAR SPRING - Richard Lee "Dick" Smith Sr., 69, of Clear Spring, passed away Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, at his home.

Born Feb. 27, 1940, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late William Lee and Maxine Louise (Greene) Smith.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hagerstown.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the National Guard.

He retired from Royal Services as a security guard.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Patsy June (Poffenberger) Smith, who passed away Oct. 11, 2009.

Richard is survived by six daughters, Brenda Kay Dom, Roxanna Myers, Wanda Knipple, Ivy Kirby, Monica Nipper and Paula Dunahugh; six sons, Richard L. Smith Jr., David Smith, Richard E. Smith Sr., William Smith, Rodney Smith and Danny Taylor; two sisters, Linda Thomas and Debbie Kegarise; two brothers, Greg Smith and Johnny Smith; numerous grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Sassy.

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In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by two sons, Craig Taylor and Bill Taylor; a daughter, Carlita O'Steen; two brothers, Jeffrey Smith and David Smith; and a sister, Brenda Smith.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, at Rest Haven Cemetery, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with the Rev. James Nirappel officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Maryland State Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown MD 21742.

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