He came to us from Albany Academy, where he was a class officer, a member of the student council, and played varsity football, basketball, and baseball.
At Princeton Dick majored in psychology and wrote his thesis on juvenile delinquency. He joined Cap and Gown and participated in freshman football and baseball, varsity football, and IAA basketball. His senior-year roommates were Harry Berkowitz and Pete Van Gytenbeek.
After graduation he served in the Navy, leaving as a lieutenant commander. He then earned a law degree at Stetson Law School and National Judicial College. He was a member of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, past president of the Naval Officers Association of Carroll County, Ga., and was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame at Albany Academy. For several years he was chief magistrate judge for Carroll County.
Dick was predeceased by a son, Douglas Richard Smith. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Judith Ann Kraft Smith; son and daughter-in-law Donald and Cat Smith; daughter and son-in-law Deborah and Kevin Bernhardt; and five grandchildren.