Richard Smith, age 73, of Aiken, S.C., loving husband of Brenda Noel- Smith and son of the late Herbert A. Smith, Jr. and the late Betty Hunt Smith, entered into rest at his residence on Thursday, October 10, 2019. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Donovan (Michelle) Smith; a daughter, Dana Smith (Jason) Noble; sisters, Carolyn Smith (Tom) Maffett and Margaret Smith Lewis, five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was born in St. Paul, Minnesota but has spent the last eighteen years of his life in Aiken County, S.C. He is of the Baptist Faith. He was a retired US Air Force Pilot with twenty years of service having served his country during the Vietnam War flying C130 aircraft. After retirement, he flew 747 Commercial Cargo for Atlas Air. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who was always loving and always loved by his family and friends. A man of his caliber shall be greatly missed by his family and all whose lives he touched during the 73 precious years that God granted him on this earth. Death is not the end for Richard, as he shall live on forever in the hearts of his family, many friends and loved ones. A memorial service will be held at a date and time to be announced. Napier Funeral Home Inc., 315 Main St., Graniteville, S.C. 29829, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. You can sign the online guest register at www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com
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