PALERMO - Mick J. Smith, 65, of Level Hill Road, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Alfond Center for Health after a short battle with cancer.
He was born in Red Oak, Iowa, on May 16, 1949, the son of Donald and Wanda (Nichols) Smith.
Mick graduated from Stanton High School in Stanton, Iowa, and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. After his military service, Mick returned to school and received his master's degree from Northwest Missouri State University. In 1991 he moved to Maine.
He held many positions including letter carrier, to provide for his family and as a means to get to the position he was most proud of, a counseling psychologist at the Togus VA.
Mick took great solitude in his land.
He was predeceased by his father and a brother Eddie Squires.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years Sheryl Smith, of Palermo; his mother Wanda Squires, of Centerville, Iowa; his children Jennifer Anderson and her partner, Marianne, of Portland; Nora Smith, of Gardner, Kan.; Shelly Smith and her fiance, David, of Agency, Mo.; Donald Smith, of Burleson, Texas, and Daniel Smith and his fiancee, Jennifer; two brothers, Daniel Squires, of Centerville, and Lloyd Smith, of Elliott, Iowa; a sister Vicki Hoffman, of Centerville; nine grandchildren, Brittany, Ashley, Brianne, Colton, Scott, Levi, Jaedon, Darien and Emalynn; and three great-grandchildren Audrey, Corbin and Austin. He also is survived by three stepbrothers, two stepsisters, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visiting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23 at Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1 Church St., Augusta. A celebration of his life with military honors will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday at the South China Community Church, 246 Village St., South China. Burial will be in the Smith Cemetery, Palermo.
Memories, condolences and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at www.khrfuneralhomes.com.