Ogemaw County Herald

Richard Lynn Smith Jr.

Died December 28, 2021

Richard (Rick) Lynn Smith Jr., age 54, passed away on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at MyMichigan Medical Center in Midland, Michigan. He lived in West Branch, Michigan for over 20 years, formerly of Mt. Clemens, Michigan.

Rick was born April 30, 1967, in Mt. Clemens to Richard and Tomasa (Gonzales) Smith Sr.

Rick graduated from L’Anse Creuse High School in 1985 and worked at Mike’s Truck & Trailer in Mt. Clemens as a diesel mechanic, retiring after 17 years. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in West Branch and former governor of the lodge. He was also a member at St. Joseph Catholic Church in West Branch. Rick enjoyed hunting, cooking, fishing, BBQ’s, golfing, anything camo, and gardening. Most of all he cherished every moment with his family. Rick volunteered at the school helping make popcorn for the kids. He had a big heart and was always helping others.

Rick is survived by his mother, Tomasa Smith of West Branch; sister, Julie Smith of Chesterfield, MI; daughters, Angelina (Ryan) Painter of Farwell, MI, and Taylor (Ivan) Konjevod of Roseville, MI; grandchildren, Aubrey, Isabel, and Nova; and many nieces and a nephew.

He is preceded in death by his father Richard in 2008 and brother Michael in 2013.

A memorial visitation at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will be held on Monday, January 3, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to the family.

Online condolences can be shared at www.steuernolmclaren.com.