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Clinton L. Smith

November 14, 1931 ~ February 25, 2020 (age 88)

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SMITH, Clinton L. “Smitty”, 88, of High Street, Hope, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday morning, February 25, 2020 at home.

He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth A. (Harding) Smith, they had been married for sixty-seven years.  Born in Providence, a son of the late Clarence L. and Mable (McCoid) Smith.  He had been a resident of Hope since 1957.

Clinton was a truck driver with Georgia-Pacific at their Warwick and Mansfield, MA facilities for twenty-five years until retiring.  He previously drove for Bald Hill Dodge, Ann & Hope, International Harvester and Park Avenue Cement.  He served with the U.S. Navy for four years being discharged during the Korean War. Clinton was one of the original members in 1956 to start Pilgrim Lutheran Church where he served on many committees.  Clinton was a former constable for the Town of Scituate, a former firefighter with Hope-Jackson Fire Company and loved playing a round of golf.

Besides his wife he leaves six children, Dianne Rich and her husband David in California, Wayne Smith and his wife Kathy in Pennsylvania, Dawn Smith, Denise Etchells and her husband Steven in RI, Darcee Etchells and her husband Dennis in New Hampshire and Dorie Smith in Florida; eighteen grandchildren; thirty great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and friends.  He was the brother of the late Raymond Smith, Charles Smith and Eleanor DeVries.

His funeral service will be held Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 9:30 am in the PRATA-GALLOGLY Funeral Home, 78 Providence Street, West Warwick followed by interment with military honors in RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter.  Visiting hours Friday 4:00-7:00 pm.  In lieu of flowers contributions to the Hope-Jackson Fire Company July 3rd Celebration Fund, 117 Main Street, P.O. Box 201, Hope, RI 02831 in his memory would be appreciated.  Information and condolences please visit:


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February 28, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Prata-Gallogly Funeral Home
78 Providence Street
West Warwick, RI 02893

Funeral Service
February 29, 2020

9:30 AM
Prata-Gallogly Funeral Home
78 Providence Street
West Warwick, RI 02893

February 29, 2020

11:30 AM
RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery
301 South County Trail
Exeter, RI 02822


Hope-Jackson Fire Co., July 3rd Celebration Fund
117 Main Street, Hope RI 02831

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