Brian Linwood Smith


Brian Linwood Smith, 70, died April 1, 2020, at a Machias hospital. He was born April 16, 1949, in Machias, the son of the late Lily (Redimarker) and Irving Smith Sr.

He was a hard worker and all-around handyman, always tinkering on things. Over the years, he worked for Gay Brothers and Cherryfield Foods, as well as for Whited Ford and the Cherryfield Elementary School. He especially loved the time he spent with his children and grandchildren. He loved to take things apart and put them together. When he needed a part, he’d say, “I think I have one of those,” and usually he did. He loved to play jokes on his family and friends (ex. The battery joke). He could also take a joke. He loved to help anyone in need and was loved by family and friends alike.

He is survived by his wife, Belinda Smith, of Jonesboro; four children — Philip Hanscom and wife, Cherish, of Milbridge, Herb Smith and wife, Susan, of Hancock, Krista Foss of Jonesboro and Darlene Megno and husband, Kris, of Machias; eight grandchildren — Gabriel, Hayden, Kaylee, Mason, Jackson, Hanna, Emma and Lia; siblings Burton Smith and wife, Lenita, of Jonesboro, Terry Smith of Jonesboro, Juanita Arey and husband, Joe, of Warren, Duane and wife, Leslie, of Lincolnville, and Ron Schencks and wife, Elaine, of Warner Robbins, Ga.; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He will always be missed by the “Breakfast Club” at Ab’s, as he looked forward to these monthly meetings.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife and mother to his sons, Lena (Hanscom), by brothers Thomas and Irving Jr., and a sister, Ernestine Lund.

Due to COVID-19, services will be announced at a later date by McClure Family Funeral Services, Machias.

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