AMerican Veteran 10

Richard T Smith

October 25, 1946 ~ November 19, 2020 (age 74)

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Richard T. Smith passed away peacefully on November 19, 2020 after a long battle with cancer. He was a loving father, grandfather, uncle and brother. He is survived by his son Hassan Smith of Georgia, his daughter Nadia Smith of California, sisters F. Lee McKnight-McQuilla, Frankie Walker, Rev.Dr. Barbara Smith and Evelyn Smith and his brother James M. Smith, Jr.  as well as grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

            He was President and CEO of the National Youth Development Council where he mentored youth, developed programs and advocated for young people. He was also a Viet Nam war veteran where he received a purple heart medal for bravery.

            He shall be greatly missed.

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 Service Program


November 28, 2020

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Davis Funeral Home
89 Walnut Ave
Roxbury, MA 02119

Graveside Service
November 28, 2020

12:00 PM
Mount Hope Cemetery
355 Walk Hill St.
Mattapan, MA 02126

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