Dover-Foxcroft - Gerald “Jerry” P. Smith, 82, passed away August 31, 2020, at New Beginnings Assisted Living in Milo. He was born April 1, 1938, in Dover-Foxcroft, the son of Philip C. and Mildred (French) Smith.
He graduated from Foxcroft Academy, Class of 1957, and went on to pursue a number of different occupations in the area. After leaving King Arrow Pine he worked as a custodian at the Morton Ave Elementary School., retiring after 27 years of service. He often commented on how much he enjoyed being around the kids and teachers. Jerry spent his final years working for the town of Dover-Foxcroft. There he made a whole new set of friends with whom he enjoyed joking and spending time.
Anyone who knew Jerry knows that he had a great love for the outdoors. Hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, berry picking and four wheeling were important aspects of his world. He was also a staunch supporter of the NRA.
He is survived by his aunt, Nadine Sanborn, of Old Town and several cousins, including Alan Smith of Dover-Foxcroft, and a number of close friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Richard, and his long-time companion, Madeline Campbell.
The family would like to thank the staff of New Beginnings and Beacon Hospice for the wonderful care and quality of life they provided Jerry.
A graveside memorial service will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at the family lot in Dover Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Lary Funeral Home. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.laryfuneralhome.com.