Richard Lee Smith, 78, Vero Beach

Richard Lee Smith, 78, died March 9, 2010, at his home.

He was born in Charleston, W.Va., and moved to Vero Beach in 1972, coming from Biloxi, Miss. He served in the Air Force, retiring after 22 years as a master sergeant.

Before retirement, he worked as a mechanic for Indian River County, retiring as a supervisor after 22 years of service.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Magdalena Smith; and a sister, Carole Smith, both of Vero Beach.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Pat Keaton; and his brothers, Thomas and Edward Smith.

Memorial contributions may be made to the VNA/Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960.

No services are planned at this time.

Arrangements are by Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory in Vero Beach. A guest book may be signed at

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