Irving Eugene Smith



ORLAND — Irving Eugene Smith passed away Jan. 10, 2014, at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital. He was born May 9, 1924, in Portland, the oldest of nine children born to Lee I. Smith and Elizabeth Palmer.

He is survived by three sons, Harvey Smith and wife, Marlene, of Verona Island, Richard Smith and companion, Polly Gilley, of Orland, Daniel Smith and wife, Leonila, of Orland; son-in-law, Brent Seekins, of Verona Island; grandchildren, Craig Smith and wife, Lorrie, of Bucksport, Carrie Gray and husband, Terry, of Verona Island, Kimberly Smith of Orland, Benjamin Smith of Orland, Rick Smith and wife, Mandy, of Bucksport, Melissa Proper and husband, Chug, of Deer Isle, Christy Haskell of Hancock, Tory, Josh and Jade Smith of Orland, Dawn Nault and husband, Louie, of Deer Isle; great-grandchildren, Bryant and wife, Heather, Megan, Justin, Kayla, Vanesa, Autumn, Abigail, Samantha, Drew, Katye, Ashley and Madelyn; one brother, Horace Smith and wife, Gerri; two sisters, Alice Grace and Doris Grant; five sisters-in-law, Sylvia Smith, Lorraine Smith, Judy Smith, Ann Morris and husband, Charles, and Nancy Chandler; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 66 years, Margaret; his daughter, Marion Seekins; his daughter-in-law, Fran; his parents, Lee and Elizabeth; one sister, Leah; four brothers, Ralph, Eben, Donald and Lee; sister-in-law, Katherine White; two brothers-in-law, Richard Grace and Liston Grant; special cousin, Imogene Leighton.

Irving attended schools in Whitneyville and Machias. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the 150th Combat Battalion, Engineers 12 Corps, Third Army, receiving the five Campaign Stars. Most of his working years were with various forestry positions with the St. Regis Paper Co., retiring in May 1986 after 31 years. Irving was a Past Master of Rising Sun Lodge AF&AM of Orland, a 32nd degree Mason, a Noble of Anah Shrine.

There will be a celebration of life 2 p.m. Jan. 25, 2014, at the Orland Consolidated School gymnasium, with Pastor Peter Remick officiating. A family burial service will be held at the family lot in Whitneyville. Condolences can be sent to Melissa Proper 243 Greenlaw District Rd, Deer Isle, ME 04627. Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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