OBITUARY

Richard Joseph Smet

April 13, 1931October 30, 2018
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Richard Joseph Smet, 87 of Zellwood, FL passed away on October 30, 2018. He was born in South Bend, Indiana on April 13, 1931. Richard retired as an Aircraft Engineer and was very talented with his hands. He enjoyed playing golf, playing the guitar and singing and was a big jokester. A very caring man, he was a dedicated provider for his family and had the biggest heart of any person you would ever meet. He served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Lorraine; his children: David Smet and his wife Brenda, April Mitchell and her husband Ted, Jodi Arrowsmith and her husband Jon and Brenda Smet; his step-children: Christine & Garth and Jennifer & Ken; his 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 3 from 2 – 4 PM at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Apopka. The funeral service will follow at 4 PM in the funeral home chapel.

  • FAMILY

  • Richard is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Lorraine; his children: David Smet and his wife Brenda, April Mitchell and her husband Ted, Jodi Arrowsmith and her husband Jon and Brenda Smet; his step-children: Christine & Garth and Jennifer & Ken; his 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, November 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 3, 2018
REMEMBERING

Richard Joseph Smet

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Linda May

November 4, 2018

Lorraine and family so sorry for your loss. Richard was a great guy. Prayers are sent your way.

Cassidy Mitchell

November 1, 2018

I remember before we moved up to Indiana, my mom was on the phone with you and i was bugging her “mommy i want to talk to grandpa” she told me to hold on, i didn’t want to so i went into the other room and called 911 just because i wanted to talk to you. you didn’t answer through lol. I remember staying with you all day eating pickles and playing dice as a little girl. i’m gonna miss you and your jokes. i love you.

Tj Mitchell

October 31, 2018

As a I kid I always looked forward to you coming to visit stealing your pecan rolls changings the news channel and just giving you a hard time because I loved you and you never got mad but most of all as me growing older nothing was more cherishable than have cold beers with you I love you and going to miss you but I will see you in the pasture this beers for you I love you and going to miss you tell my cousin troy we said hey and we love him

Tj Mitchell

October 31, 2018

I loved being a kid and you came to visit stealing your pecan rolls changing the news channel and giving you a hard time but most of all as I got older nothing mattered more than having an ice cold beer with you I love you and I’m going to miss you this shot and beer is to I’m not going to say goodbye but I’ll see you in the pasture

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