LEVANT – Eldred "Smitty" Lionel Smith, 87, died July 9, 2012, at his home. He was born Dec. 1, 1924, in Levant, the son of Winslow C. and Alice G. (Tibbetts) Smith.
Smitty graduated from Hermon High School, class of 1943. He worked for Channel 2 in Bangor for several years, and was a carpenter for many years. Smitty loved his family very much, and he will be greatly missed by all.
Smitty is survived by his wife of 62 years, Barbara (Libby) Smith, of Levant; two sons, Winslow Smith and his wife, Sheila, of Levant and Michael Smith of Augusta; one daughter, Karen Kastning and her husband, Tim, of Idaho; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his children, Barbara, Ronald and Jeannie; and one sister, Helen Drew.
A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, July 13, at Oak Hill Cemetery, Winterport, with Pastor Stan Griffin officiating. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at their home, 9 Smith Lane, Levant, after the service. Those who wish to remember Smitty in a special way may make gifts in his memory to Hospice of Eastern Maine, 885 Union St., Suite 220, Bangor, ME 04401. A service of Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. Condolences to the family may be expressed at