OWLS HEAD – Brian Scott Smith, 39, passed away unexpectedly at Maine Medical Center in Portland Saturday, June 19, 2021.

Born July 30, 1981, in Portland to Gertrude (Curtis) Smith, he was raised in Rockland and educated in local schools.

Known as “Smitty” to those that knew him, he worked as a cook in many area restaurants including the Brass Compass, Park Street Grille and most recently, Applebee’s in Thomaston. Tacos were his favorite food.

Brian loved to play old style video games and watch TV. He appreciated movies of every genre and sports of all kinds. In fact, if there was a game on, of any sport, Brian would watch it. He especially was a huge fan of the New England Patriots, Boston Celtics, Red Sox and NASCAR.

He cherished his collection of over 1,800 DVDs he collected over the years with his best friend, Niles Hill.

Niles, was more than a best friend to Brian, he was considered a brother, and with some brothers comes rivalry. Their rivalry, albeit a healthy one, was basketball. Brian absolutely loved to play basketball with Niles, and Niles readily admitted that Brian was better at it then he was.

Niles states Brian was known as “Uncle Smitty” to his children, and that he loved them as if they were his own. He was always very interested in their activities.

Perhaps, Brian is best known for his love of Billiards, as evident by the number of trophies he won over the years playing in various Pool tournaments.

Brian normally kept to himself, even though he had a large extended group of friends. He was a very sharing person who had very little, but what he did have, he appreciated, and made the best of it. This was no more evident than when upon his passing, his gift of organ donation saved the lives of three other people.

Part of giving of himself also extended to the special relationship he had with his niece, Ashlee Smith. They would talk on a regular basis, especially through Facebook, and enjoyed each other’s company.

Predeceased by his mother Gertrude, and two brothers William and Stephen Smith, he is survived by brother Roger Smith and his wife Kimberlee of Warren; sister Linda Smith and her companion Joe Lynch of Thomaston; nieces Katie Smith of Warren; Ashlee Smith of Rockland; Aunt Carlene Willey of Waldoboro; dear and close friend Niles Hill of Owls Head; a large group of friends and many cousins.

A celebration of Brian’s life will be held at a later date and will be announced.

It is asked, if you so wish, that donations in Brian’s memory be made to New England Donor Services, 60 First Ave., Waltham MA 02451.

To share a memory or condolence with Brian’s family, visit their Book of Memories at bchfh.com.