Richard H Smith

July 21, 1932 - August 13, 2023
Richard H Smith

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Richard H. Smith (91) born on July 21, 1932, in Oak Hill, WV, went to be with the Lord on August 13, 2023, at Valley Hospice in Steubenville, OH. Richard was an Army veteran, serving during the Korean War and earned the rank of Sergeant. Richard retired from Continental Can in 1988, after his 45-year tenure, and moved to Kenton, OH to fulfill his calling as Pastor of the Living Water Apostolic Church in Kenton, OH.  There he used his generosity and passion for music to minister for 23 years until retiring and moving closer to his family in East Liverpool, OH.  There, Richard was a member and minister of Christian Life Tabernacle, pastored by son-in-law, Rev. George White.  Richard was preceded in death by his parents Donald Smith and Louise (Frick) Smith, five brothers, Robert, Donald, David, Daniel, and Dana, and three sisters Lillian (Straught), Grace (Rames), and Nellie (Olson).  He is survived by his wife of 53 years Christine (Parente) Smith, and daughters Christy (George) White, Cindy (Tom) Mullinax, and Holly (Nick) Rouze.  He had seven grandchildren, Christy ‘Pumpkin’ (Michael) Wood, George (Lauren) White, Justin (Rachel) White, Caleb (Katie) White, Amy Torres, Paul Mullinax, and Jesse (Krystal) Mullinax, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Richard, an accomplished machinist, thoroughly enjoyed tinkering in his garage with anything he could get his hands on.  He especially enjoyed building and modifying ‘anything with a motor’ so his grandchildren could have fun.  He was a man always searching for enjoyment in all he did and looking to make even the toughest times a little lighter with his sense of humor.  He absolutely adored his wife and family. Ultimately, he loved God and taught his family, by his example, the benefits of a life dedicated to God through his daily devotions in study and prayer.  His personality, devotion, and example will be missed by his loved ones, but each knows that he is at peace with his Savior with whom he had a personal relationship.

The family will be receiving friends and family at the Martin Chapel of the CARE Funeral & Cremation Specialists at 15872 St. Clair Ave., East Liverpool, OH on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, and again on Thursday, August 17, 2023, from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM, with a funeral service following at 11AM with Pastor George White officiating.  Richard will be laid to rest in Riverview Cemetery.



Visiting Hours

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Calcutta- OH
  • Wednesday, August 16, 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, August 17, 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Thursday, August 17, 2023
11:00 AM

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15872 St. Clair Ave
East Liverpool, OH 43920

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  • August 22, 2023
    Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Richard H. Smith, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Richard H. Smith, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  • August 21, 2023
    Janet Smith ( felker) says:
    So sorry for your loss. Uncle Richard was the last of my Dad's (Dan) immediate family. Unfortunately I wasn't around him much throughout his life but when I was I remember him singing & playing with the Smith brothers. Good time had by all. Our sympathy, Janet Smith (Felker) & husband Ed.

  • August 15, 2023
    Cindy says:
    I love Dad . May God hold you tight in the name of the father and the son and the Holy Spirit amen

  • August 14, 2023
    Thena Smith says:
    A light has gone dim, but shines brightly in our Memories. As he closed his eyes in this life, he opened them again only to see the face of the one he loved so much. "What a day that will be when my Jesus I shall see." he's made it home. Hallelujah!