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David A. Smith
On July 5th, 2021, David Allen Smith was unexpectedly called home at the age of 68. David was born on July 3rd, 1953 in Keene NH to Donald Wade Smith and Shirley Louisa Derosier. The oldest of three sons and two daughters, David did not have the opportunity for much formal education when he was young as he started working earlier in life. Later in life David went on to earn his GED through the Cheshire Career Center.
For over 26 years, David worked as a warehouseman for Wetterau Foods which was eventually acquired by Supervalu. David continued to work for Supervalu until the company relocated out of state. He then moved on to work for the Grange, the Granite Group, and First Student. David’s earlier work experiences included Winding Brook Lodge, Ray and Woody’s Auto Body, Markem, and Troy Mills.
David was an outgoing man who could strike up a conversation with anyone and who would always lend a hand to those in need, whether he knew you or not. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, dancing, singing, camping, and spending time at the lake. He was also a Harley enthusiast who would often participate in charity or memorial motorcycle rides. For many years David participated in Tae Kwon Do, worked on cars and attended car and van shows. He was a member of various organizations including the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie #1413, William Marconi Italian Club of Keene, Teamsters Union #633, and former member of the Cheshire Coachman Van club.
David was predeceased in death by his parents, his brother John Albert Smith, his sister Debra Smith, and nephews Matthew and Mark Smith. He is survived by his two daughters, Shannon Leigh Smith and Shauna Lynne Smith; grandchildren Camdyn Marie Freak, Aiden James Freak, and Brianna Alexis Guadalupe; brother Donald Wade Smith Jr and his wife Cindy; sister Donna Jean Wilber and her husband David; nephews David
Smith and Craig Tacy; niece Stephanie Smith; his former wife of 31 years Joy Richards-Davis and present girlfriend Lauren Wheeler; as well as several cousins.
David will be greatly missed by his friends and family. His infectious smile, humor, and kind heart will never be forgotten. David would want us all to Keep on Keeping on. A Celebration of Life will be held on November 21st at 12:00 pm at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles located at 115 Church St, Keene NH. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish may send a donation in David’s memory to the American Cancer Society.
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Kevin Wheeler Oct 23 2021 4:32 AM
Although I have only known you for 4 years I feel so blessed to have known you. A kind funny good man. You will forever be missed. RIP
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