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1949-2014

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.





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Published in Kennebec Journal on Jul. 21, 2014.
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July 31, 2014
I'm saddened to hear of Mick's passing. We met through the internet and Mick was a real soft spoken down to earth guy. I had the pleasure to meet him personally at several snowplow meetings and we connected instantly. What a better place this would be with more men like him. My condolences to the family
Steve Frazier
July 28, 2014
I will miss Mick greatly. He had always made me feel welcome in his home and family, and I enjoyed our talks and times over many years. Mick was like a father or big brother of sorts to me - but mostly was a true friend whom I especially respected and appreciated for the intelligent, honest man that he was! I believe Mick is now free from all pain, and may he somehow know how much he mattered and made a difference. Marianne
Marianne Donahue
July 24, 2014
Dear Sheryl and family- we are all so sorry for your loss. We remember the good days from our past times together, and know how even more precious that time and memories are. Love to all, Bonnie & Gordon, and family from NE.
Bonnie McFarland
July 23, 2014
My friends Jen & Marianne were close to Mick. Sheryl, his wife, is a sweet person. I only met him once, but he was a devoted husband and step father to Jen. My prayers are with the family.
Mary-Atala Lessard
July 22, 2014
Mick, You were my colleague and friend and I will truly miss you! You made a huge difference in the lives of many people over the years. I was glad to be able to see you last week and to be able to say goodbye.Our thoughts and prayers are with Sheryl and your family.
Greg Marlett
July 22, 2014
Regards to Mick's family. So sorry to hear of your loss.
Jerry and Carlene Day
July 22, 2014
I remember the first day I met Mick as ceme to report to VR&E. Personnel had somehow messed up his employment and we had a "fight" for him to come on board. Mick was a very caring Couseling Psychologist and worked had to assist. As a Vietnam Veteran he had good ouderstanding of the unique problems the Vietnam Veteran carried. He was a fine person and will be missed.
Fred Judkins
July 22, 2014
My condolences to Mick's family for their loss. He was a great helper and sharer of his knowledge to help vets. He will be missed.
Maria
July 21, 2014
So sorry to hear about Mick's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your cousin Christine and husband Glenn Miller of Omaha ne.
July 21, 2014
May you find peace in knowing that you had many really good years together. For the good times, I am sending you a hug from afar...rest in peace..
Joni Gatcombe
July 21, 2014
I was able to learn a vast amount from Mick and the CH 31 Veterans database. He was a wealth of knowledge and has helped thousands of Veterans along the way. I didn't know him personally, but he will be missed in our online community.
Joey Jimenez
July 21, 2014
Cheryl,
I was a classmate of Mick's in Stanton. It was so nice to see him last fall and to have the opportunity for everyone to reconnect after not seeing him for so many years. It was a very special time for all of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time.
Brian Peterson
Brian Peterson
July 21, 2014
Cheryl-
I was a Stanton classmate and I am in shock!! I am very sorry for you and your family's loss!! May God be with you!
Nancy Carnahan
July 21, 2014
You are in my heart and my mind, Sheryl. Call me anytime.........
Linda Dellarma
July 21, 2014
So sorry for your loss Sheryl and your family. My sincere condolences.
MaryAnne Blay
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