There was an online service for Ripp on Saturday July 25, 2020. We are hoping to do a real life funeral in Asheville when it is safer to travel. We will keep friends and family updated.
Reginald (Ripp) Hatcher Smith, 80, died peacefully in his sleep on June 21 in Asheville, NC. He is survived by his daughter Rachel Carter Pope and her daughter Reya Celeste Pope, and by his brother Furman Smith Jr. and his sister Lucy Smith Allouchery. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Junice Kulick and step-daughter Nicole Mischler. Ripp was a well known sculptor and painter and a moving spirit of the "I Am Home Art Project" bringing art to the homeless of Asheville. He will be missed by his family and many friends. Donations in Ripp's memory to I Am Home Art Project would be appreciated. (www.iamhomeartproject.com)