Joel L. Smith

Oct 10, 2018
Joel Smith

Berlin, N.H. — Joel L. Smith, 65, formerly of Maine, passed away Oct. 2, 2018.

He was born in Rockland Aug. 11, 1953, the son of Joseph W. and Arlene E. (Sproul) Smith. His father was the deputy warden of Maine State Prison, having worked there for 32 years.

In his younger years, he lived in Thomaston and graduated from Georges Valley High School, class of 1971. He served in the Army and worked at Bath Iron Works in Bath and Crowe Rope in Warren.

Some of his enjoyments included gymnastics, working in his workshop, muscle cars, lifting weights and fishing. Joel also enjoyed sports, especially the New England Patriots.

He was predeceased by his father, Joseph W. Smith, who passed away in 1991.

Joel will be missed by his loving mother, Arlene Smith, of Waterville; his sister, Jackie Smith Thomas, of Mount Vernon; and many friends.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield, with Pastor Bill Lawrence officiating.

An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at

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