May 29, 1921-Sept. 8, 2006

Monday, September 11, 2006

Richard Smith, 85, Cambridge, Ohio, died Friday at his residence.

Born in Cambridge, he was the son of Denver K. and Clarice M. (Deeren) Smith.

He was a retired Assembly of God minister after 25 years of service and attended Faith United Methodist Church. He was a member of the American Legion, and a graduate of Cambridge High School and Mt. Vernon Bible College. He was a U.S. Army veteran with five Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart.

He married Leona Annabelle Harper, who died Oct. 19, 1984.

Surviving are two sons, Gerald Smith and wife Kathy, Braselton, Ga., and Jonathan Smith, Cambridge; a daughter, Dana McCullough, Greencastle; brother Denver K. Smith Jr., Pleasant City, Ohio; two sisters, Patricia Harding, Irvine, Calif., and Marjorie Sharpnack, Cambridge; six grandchildren, eight grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and sister Louis Wisenbarger.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Black-Epperson Funeral Home, Senecaville, Ohio, with Rev. Mick Foster officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, Pleasant City, Ohio.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Sunday.