Earl Wesley Smith Jr.

November 27, 1955 - November 26, 2021

Service Date:

Presently there are no funeral services planned.

Earl Smith Jr., 65, of Springvale passed at his home on November 26th, 2021 one day shy of his 66th birthday.

Earl was born in Biddeford, Maine on November 27, 1955, the son of Earl W. Smith Sr. and Pauline (Sevigny) Smith.

In 1986, he married his high school sweetheart Darlene Provencher.

A true “Mainah,” Earl had fond memories of Berwick and Biddeford where he lived before moving into a new home his father built in Wells.

In Earl’s teen years, he moved in with his grandmother who lived next door, his loving grandmother was his saving grace through some difficult years in Earl’s life.

Earl attended Wells Schools and graduated with honors. Earl was very active in the music programs with a voice that would silence the room. He loved all kinds of music and enjoyed many concerts. He loved to parody songs and DJing for his friends.

Throughout his life, Earl spent many hours helping coaches on the sidelines and keeping their stat books.

Earl graduated from the University of Maine Orono and moved to Clearwater, Florida where he worked as an Athletic Director for six years.

Earl lived for all sports; Wells, New England, Boston, U.M.O., Portland, NASCAR and Pro Wrestling. Earl had the uncanny ability to recite stats for any player or team.

In addition to his years as an athletic director, Earl worked his teen years with his mother at Morningstar in Kennebunk. He was a weaver for 27 years at Brooks Woolen, International Woolen, Biddeford Textile, and Cramer Fabrics. He took great pride in his work and enjoyed the camaraderie with his co-workers.

Earl always dreamed of owning a truck, he and his wife spent many weekends camping and exploring the State of Maine in his F150, but the ocean was his favorite place to visit.

Earl was a jogger, participating in the Boston Marathon and Beach to Beacon along with many other weekend races.

Earl had a wry sense of humor, and it always had to be explained that he was joking.

He never missed the late-night talk shows.

Earl had a soft heart, rescuing a skunk from a lobster trap; a duck stuck in the fence and shoveled paths for the ducks to reach the feed he would leave for them; all 200 became his forever friends.

He loved his cat “His Highness,” they shared everything, especially naps, ice cream and cheese both shared a close bond and were bosom buddies.

When Earl heard someone was struggling, he would go to great lengths anonymously leaving a monetary gift.

During his working days, his gifts were often and generous.

Earl was an avid reader and an avid follower of the news. He kept many scrapbooks filled with saved articles of momentous events “For the kids.”

Earl’s greatest pride was buying a home; he spent many, many days by the river or sitting on the swing enjoying the peace often stating, “God talks to me there.” It was his wish to spend all his days sitting by the river.

Earl’s cremains will be scattered by the river in his back yard where those who knew and loved him can come sit awhile and visit.

Earl is survived by his wife Darlene of Springvale and one sister Hope Bernard.

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is honored to be assisting with Mr. Smith’s funeral arrangements.

 

 


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