US Marine Corps


Richard A. "Smitty" Smith

April 21, 1946 ~ July 7, 2018 (age 72)

Age 72, of Jackson, passed away July 7, 2018 at the Ann Arbor VA Hospital.  He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Thelma Jo (Craft); three children, Christine (Tim) Cutler, Robert Smith and Richard Smith; grandchildren, Ashly Cutler and Kaci (Brandin) Koch Sr.; great-grandchildren, Emily Cutler, Brandin Koch Jr. and Barrett Koch; mother-in-law, Pauline Craft; sister-in-law, Diana (Jim) Hilleary and brother-in-law, Marvin Craft.  Mr. Smith served the nation in the United States Marine Corps, serving two tours in Vietnam.  He retired from Kelsey-Hayes and loved Houghton Lake, fishing and golf.  He belonged to the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Jackson Grotto Club.  Mr. Smith has been cremated and the family will be having private services.  Contributions in his memory are directed to the Jackson County Veterans Affairs Office Van Fund, 1715 Lansing Avenue, Suite 689, Jackson, MI  49202.

Donations may be made to:

Jackson County Veterans Office Van Fund

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