Richard Wayne Smith, 75, of Salem, died, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. He was born in Roanoke, VA on July 13, 1944 to the late Harry Clarence Smith, his father and was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Josephine Goff and Charles E. Goff and wife, Rita Anne Smith. Richard retired from Verizon with 30 years of service. He is survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Terry R. and Mary Ellen Smith, Gary and Debbie Smith; God-daughter, Veronda Zaga; as well as several nephews and nieces. A graveside service will be held today, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg with Rev. Benji Whittaker officiating. The family received friends on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 at McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.