Wendell A. Smith

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Wendell A. Smith

February 29, 1928 - August 29, 2018

Corinna Wendell A. Smith, 90, died on August 29, 2018, at his residence. He was born on February 29, 1928, in Richford, Vermont, a son of Addison and Naomi (Coons) Smith. He grew up on a farm there and graduated from the local high school. He later worked at H.P. Hood Dairy. He relocated to Chester, Maine, where he worked in construction and was a millwright welder for paper mills in Lincoln and Millinocket, retiring from Guilford Industries in Guilford.
He volunteered his time assisting firefighters in the area and volunteered for Project Ride. Wendell was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Dexter. Being a leap year baby, his favorite saying was that he was 22 years young. He also went by several nicknames like "chrome dome" and "scallywag," but his friends called him "blue eyed baby maker".
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Leona (Durkee) Smith of Corinna; two of his sons, Collin and his wife, Wanda, and Eric and his wife, Antoinette; as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Wendell was predeceased by two of his sons, Gordon and Addison, and by a brother, Keith.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018, at New Hope Baptist Church, Spring Street, Dexter. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to New Hope Baptist Church, 130 Spring Street, Dexter, ME 04930. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
Published on September 1, 2018
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