Richard James Smith Jr

July 25, 1959 ~ June 6, 2022 (age 62)


Asheboro- Richard James Smith Jr, 62, passed away Monday, June 6, 2022 at Randolph Hospice House. Born July, 25, 1959 in Yonkers, NY, he was the son of the late Richard Smith Sr and Elizabeth Northrop Smith.

Richard received his high school education from Sacred Heart High School in New York. He later received his Master’s Degree. Richard enlisted in the Navy and was later medically discharged. He worked at Zoo City Armory in Franklinville, NC as a range officer and gun instructor prior to his retirement. He enjoyed shooting at the range; bowling; puzzles; video games; cards; and spending time with his family. Richard was a member of Sacred Heart Church in New York as well as the USPSA and NRA. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother-in-law John Palmerton.

Richard is survived by his girlfriend, Patricia Plimley; sons, Richard James Smith III and Kyle Smith; siblings, Susan Palmerton, Elizabeth Weatherup, and George Smith; step-children, Tommy Plimley, Angela Plimley, and Kaitlyn Plimley; step grandchildren, Jayden, Noah and Mason; as well as a host of other family and friends.

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