In Memoriam : "Jake" Smith

"Jake" Smith "Jake" Bartt A. Smith - age: 53
(March 16, 1960 to March 20, 2013 )
Resident of Buxton, Maine

Visitation Information:
Visiting hours will be held on Friday March 22 from 6-8 PM at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, located on the corners of Rts. 202 and 4A (13 Portland Rd) in Buxton (Bar Mills). A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 1 PM at the funeral home with Pastor Ron Sargent officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Elder Grey Cemetery in North Waterboro. Online condolence messages can be submitted at www.DCPate.com

Obituary:
BUXTON- “Jake” Bartt Alden Smith, age 53, passed away on March 20, 2013 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, surrounded by his loving family, after a series of medical complications.



He was born in Biddeford on March 16, 1960, a son of the late Floyd and Alice (Willey) Smith.



After attending Bonny Eagle High School, Jake went on to work in the auto parts industry and was employed with companies such as VIP, AutoZone, and most recently- Advance Auto Parts.



Years ago, Jake raced in the first season of Friday Night Car Wars at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway. This was a hobby he enjoyed throughout his life. Jake grew up around racing; therefore, rebuilding cars, building hot rods and going to the races was part of his everyday life.



Jake’s friends and family will always remember him by his sense of humor, quick wit, compassion and his willingness to give anyone a helping hand.



Besides his parents, Jake is predeceased by two of his brothers- Scott and Brett Smith.



He is survived by his beloved wife Deborah (Pray) Smith; his daughter- Jeanne Riche and her husband Daniel of Biddeford; brother- Bruce Smith and his wife Pauline of Hollis; sister- Dawn Desrosiers of Lyman; grandchildren- Emily, Nathan, and Abigail who referred to their grandfather as “Bampy”; a large extended family; and his dogs- Candy and Trixie.



Visiting hours will be held on Friday March 22 from 6-8 PM at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, located on the corners of Rts. 202 and 4A (13 Portland Rd) in Buxton (Bar Mills). A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 1 PM at the funeral home with Pastor Ron Sargent officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Elder Grey Cemetery in North Waterboro. Online condolence messages can be submitted at www.DCPate.com



Jake’s family would like to thank the staff of the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for their care and support.



In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 in Jake’s memory. www.diabetes.org








Michelle Robbins-Vincent - March 20, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
Jody and Deb, I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you as you go through this sad time.



Denise Kopenga - March 21, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
Deb and family, Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Praying for the strength you will all need to get thru this. You now have your very own special angel watching over you!! Denise



Rick Chapman - March 21, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
So sorry for your loss Deb. It has been a long and trying time for both of you and the family. I know you have heard it a hundred times by now but it will get better as time goes on. I wish I could attend Friday but we will be out of town. I pray you and your family are given strength and healing as the days move along.



MaryAnn Bergeron - March 21, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
Deb, I am so sorry that your husband Jake lost his health battle. You have been through a lot together. Please accept my condolences.



Jay Parker Sr - March 23, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
I just want to say, it was my honor to know Jake. I have seen his generosity many times. If you knew Jake you had a friend for life. The time that was spent with Jake was always fun and will be missed badly. I'm happy for the times I had with him. A couple of Jakeisms that he used with me. Strong like ox, smart like truck. Also at work we would have people come in just before close and want work done. Jake would say, bad planning on your part,doesn't make an emergency on my part. It's sad we will never here those again. I miss you Buddy



    
 





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