Richard Glynn Smith-born April 12, 1948, in Los Angles, CA, passed away on September 5, 2021, at the age of 73, at Tucson Medical Center.
Richard is survived by many family and friends: his beautiful daughter Katina Glidden (Brian); Brothers and sisters: Bill Allen (Charlene), Sherry Wingfield, Fred Smith, Harrison Smith (Julie), Jeanine Carroll (Tony). He also leaves behind three amazing grandchildren: Madeline, Wyatt and Georgia Glidden. The list of survivors goes on with numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces, uncles, aunts and cousins (you know who you are). He is also survived by Regina Bobbin( Tim) ;children Derek, Skylar; grandchildren: Ryan, Adelene and Isaac Bobbins.
He is preceded in death by his son Paul James (PJ) Smith; loving parents Henry and Rosemarie Smith; brothers: Henry, Paul and Rodney Smith; nephew Terry Wayne Allen.
Richard was a man of few words. A quiet, thoughtful man who loved coffee time with his family and friends. Our lives will be greatly impacted by this loss. He was a man of few words, but when he spoke, it had meaning. He also had a fun sense of humor; loved telling jokes and having conversations to make a person think. Richard enjoyed a great mystery, not with drama though, with science. The scientific study of solving a case, looking for clues, that is what interested him the most. Decades of his life were spent earning certifications, degrees, life skills, and so much more. His expertise was used at NASA for the Apollo Project, Cochise County Sheriff's Office, Border Area Mental Health Services(Silver City, NM), Fire and Arson Investigator, Skills in Forensic Science, Behavioral Health and Grievance Counselor. He was like a sponge; always ready is absorb knowledge and share what he learned. Richard loved his family and expressed himself in unique ways. He has created a hole in our family that will never be filled, and all those who've spent time with Richard, know the world has lost a beautiful mind and soul. He will also forever be remembered when Star Trek is mentioned.
Services will be held at Richardson's Remembrance Center in Benson (725 E.4th St) at 3 pm, on Saturday, September 11th. A potluck gathering will be the following day, Sunday, September 12th, at the Benson Community Center( 705 W Union St) from 10-2pm. Please come and visit.
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