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Richard Smith service Thursday

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Richard A. Smith, age 59 of Michigan City, IN, passed away on August 31, 2014.

He was born on September 30, 1954, to Lilian (Pryor) and Parke Smith.

Richard is survived by his sons, Richard (Jennifer) Smith, Christopher (Rebecca) Smith, and step-son Tim Gaines; brothers, Scott Smith, Tom Smith, and Bob Smith; sisters, Roberta (Joe) Carper and Penny Taurozzi; former wife, Julie Smith; and several grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Parke Smith.

Richard was a truck driver, a mold technician, and a Jack of all trades. He was hard working and was always willing to help others.

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, 46304.

Visitation will be held Thursday, September 4, from 5:00 p.m. until the time of services at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation services provided by Heritage Crematory, Portage, IN.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The American Cancer Society at

Online condolences to the family may be left at


Posted 9/3/2014