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(February 22, 1936 – July 15,)

Richard M. Smith, 80, of Midland, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016 at home surrounded by family. He was born in Flint on February 22, 1936 to the late Edward and Eleanor (Matzen) Smith. On June 7, 1958 he married Francis Giester.Richard worked as a firefighter for the City of Flint. He enjoyed trips to the Casino.Richard is survived by his wife, Francis, children, Michael (Tina Elsner) Smith, Janette Matt) Hackmen, and granddaughter, Alexandria Smith. Richard was predeceased by his brothers, Robert, Edward and Raymond, sisters, Genevieve, Mary, Katherine, and JoAnn, brothers-in-law Richard, Galen and George, and sisters-in-law Mary and Dorothy.Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Heartland Hospice.Smith-Miner Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. On Line condolences can be left at smithminer.com