Kendall Ora Smith (1941—2017)

FORT KENT, Maine — It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of Kendall Ora Smith, who joined his bride, Linda Ann, of more than 37 years in Heaven on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Kendall was born at home on August 6, 1941, in Presque Isle, Maine, the son of Ora (OC) and Marjorie (Sargent) Smith.

After causing adequate mischief on the streets of Presque Isle, Maine, he enlisted in the Marine Corps (SEMPER FI) where he proudly served and protected his country honorably overseas. He worked for Westinghouse Corporation for over 30 years. However, retirement was not for Ken who continued to work until his passing. He loved his summers in Maine at camp viewing beautiful St. Froid Lake.

He is survived by one daughter, Stacey Smith Goldberg and her husband, Craig, of Jacksonville; one son, Todd Smith and his wife, Marsha, of Jacksonville; he was “Papa” to three grandsons, Kyle and Luke Goldberg and Daniel Smith of Jacksonville; two granddaughters, Aislyn Smith and Emerson Goldberg of Jacksonville; surviving are also three brothers, Thurlow Smith and his wife, Gretchen, of Augusta, Maine, Harlow Smith and his wife, Judi, of Presque Isle, Maine, and Orlan Smith of Presque Isle, Maine; three sisters, Cynthia Young of Martin, Tennessee, Marina Lossez of Presque Isle, Maine, and Melanie Bagley of Presque Isle, Maine; and several loving brothers and sisters in-law and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his loving bride, Linda (Soucie) Smith, and his daughter, Hope Smith.

“GOD has truly blessed me with a loving wife, parents, children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews.”

He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, January 31, 2018, between 9:30-11:00 a.m., with funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at Lajoie-Daigle Funeral Home, Fort Kent, Maine. Burial will be at a later date at the Veteran’s Cemetery, Caribou.

Those who wish, in Kendall’s memory, may donate to the charity of their choice.

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