Richard Allen Goldsmith, a chaplain endorsed by Regular Baptist Chaplaincy, died Aug. 8. He was 80.

After graduating from high school, Richard joined the United States Air Force and was stationed in Germany as a Russian analyst. Upon returning home, earning a bachelor’s degree in petroleum distribution, and working for Shell Oil Corporation, he enrolled in Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary. He then joined the United States Army as a chaplain serving in Vietnam and various posts in the US. He retired from the United States Army as a lieutenant colonel chaplain after 20 years of service. In retirement he continued to counsel individuals and couples at his home in Michigan before completely retiring in 2013.

He is survived by his wife, Sue; and their children, Glenn, Laurie Hix, and Nathan