Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:16 p.m.

MARS HILL – Keith E. Smith, 79, went to be with the Lord March 7, 2006, at a Mars Hill healthcare facility. He was born July 10, 1926, at Mars Hill, the son of Ivan W. and Louise E. (Garrison) Smith. Keith was a life long member of the United Baptist Church of Mars Hill. He attended Mars Hill schools and was a graduate of Aroostook Central Institute. He worked as a farmer, grower and packer in the Mars Hill area all of his life. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and being camp cook. He is survived by his wife, Sandra (Barrett) Leighton of Mars Hill; four sons, Keith B. Smith and his wife, Sharlene, of Presque Isle, Nathan L. Smith and his wife, Ruth, of Robinson, David M. Smith of Onset, Mass., Kevin W. Smith and his wife, Sandra, of Mars Hill; three daughters, Kim Delano and her husband, Peter, of Robinson, Chloe Shaw and her husband, Calvin, of Westfield, Leslee Mahon and her husband, Timothy, of Mars Hill; 21 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Carl W. Smith and his wife, Priscilla, of Bradenton, Fla., Rev. Ivan W. Smith Jr. and his wife, Beverly, of Walterboro, S.C.; three sisters, Norma Tweedie and her husband, Donald, of Anza, Calif., Margaret Murdoch of Wenham, Mass. Joyce Witherell and her husband, George, of Bradenton, Fla.; a special cousin, Wendell R. Grew and his wife Marjorie; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his oldest son, Jeffrey Harry Smith in 1975; and his brother-in-law, Harlan P. Murdoch. Friends may call noon until the time of service 2 p.m. Saturday, at the United Baptist Church, Mars Hill with the Rev. Mark Hartley, officiating. Interment will be in the Bridgewater Corner Cemetery. Gifts may be made in Keith’s memory to the W.T. Hanson Memorial Library, care of Dunn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 127, Houlton, ME 04730. printed on August 21, 2017