Born and raised in Westport, he was a lifelong resident of the town. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a self-employed commercial fisherman.
Mr. Smith was a member of the former Westport Volunteer Fire Department and the Shellfish Advocacy Board. He was a bass player in a bluegrass band that played locally and started the Wednesday Night Jam Sessions at the Westport Point Wharf. Mr. Smith was co-owner of both Westport Lobster Co. and Noquochoke Orchard of Westport. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his son, Dale A. Smith of Westport; his daughter, Sherry Lynne Smith of California; two brothers, Herbert E. Smith and George E. Smith, both of Westport; two sisters, Carolyn Langlois of Dartmouth and Doris E. Mills of Westport; three grandchildren, Ryan, Lauren and Allison; and many nieces and nephews.
He was the father of the late Lee Anne Smith and the former husband of the late Barbara (Simmons) Smith.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home, Westport.To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.potterfuneralservice.com.
The family wishes to give special thanks to Steve and Robin, Mr. Smith’s caregivers.