Royal H. Smith Jr.


August 19, 1943
- January 02, 2012

ATKINSON AND SANGERVILLE - Royal Harvey Smith Jr., 68, passed away peacefully Jan. 2, 2012, at a Togus hospital. Royal was born Aug. 19, 1943, in Orneville, to Royal H. Smith, Sr. and Mildred E. (Pearl) Smith. Royal was a graduated with high honors from Piscataquis Community High School, class of 1961. He then served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Upon returning he worked as a laborer in the construction business, a woodsman and farmer. He was an avid reader and Sudoku solver, enjoyed watching Jeopardy and Black Bear sports, particularly football and hockey, and the outdoors. Royal is survived by his loving sisters, Lillie Ambrose of Sangerville and Rita Andrews of Atkinson; a sister-in-law, Nadine Chadbourne of Sangerville; a special nephew, Chris Caruso and wife, Michelle, of Corinth, as well as several other nieces and nephews. In keeping with Royal's wishes, there will be no funeral services. Interment will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Dexter.

Published in Bangor Daily News on January 4, 2012


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