Richard E. Smith

Richard E. Smith 70 passed away peacefully on March 4, 2017 at Santa Rosa Hospital in Milton, Florida after a short illness. He was the beloved son of Mary R. Phillips of Cranston and the late Robert K. Smith. Besides his mother he leaves his sister Patricia D. Smith also of Cranston and his best friend Carolyn Leonard of Ocala, Florida. He also leaves nieces Vicki and Marie, nephews Tom Kenneth and Michael as well as his loving aunt, cousins and friends. Richard was predeceased by his brother Kenneth R. Smith. Richard grew up in the Mt. Pleasant section of Providence and graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School. He attended Northwest Missouri State College and Colorado State University. He had a great passion for animals and spent his adult life in the horse industry. He trained and owned horses and managed a horse farm. Later in life, he transported them around Florida, and later dispatched them up and down the east coast. Richard loved all things football especially the Florida Gators and the New England Patriots. He really enjoyed watching Super Bowl LI. A Graveside Service will be held at a later date in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Johnston.

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Mike Bingham - 04/02/2017

Mary and Pat ...... so sorry for your loss. Unforgettable memories ..... my thoughts and prayers ....

Deanna Wade - 04/03/2017

I am so sorry for the loss you are feeling. Richard was a friend of mine for many years. He was close to all our family and will be sorely missed. He was a fine horseman and person. Always willing to lend a helping hand if needed. God Bless.

Jean(Renola)Boshco - 04/04/2017

Pat, I was so sorry to read of your brother's passing. My memories of Richard from high school are of a really nice guy. It was obvious that you two shared a warm and close relationship. With sympathy, Jean(Renola)Boshco

Tony Lato - 04/06/2017

Pat and Family, so sad to hear about Richard's passing. He recently posted a very nice comment on classmates about me. Such a fine looking man. At Mt. Pleasant High, he was such a kind man. Rest in peace Richard !!!

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