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Remembering Richard "Bear" Smith

January 30, 2012

This past weekend, the court reporting profession lost a friend as Richard "Bear" Smith succumbed to complications related to a recent brain injury. Smith was the loving husband of NCRA President-elect Tami Smith. 

While not a court reporter himself, Bear was a fixture within the court reporting community as evidenced by the outpouring of thoughts and prayers that have been directed to Tami since his passing.

On behalf of NCRA staff, Board, Trustees, and members, we would like to express our deepest sympathy to Tami and Bear's family. For more about the life of Bear Smith, please visit the Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home page by clicking the link provided.