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Edward "Eddy" Forrest Smith

Wednesday, September 27th, 1978 - Thursday, October 10th, 2019
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Edward Forrest Smith, 41, passed on to heaven in Tampa, Florida on October 10, 2019. Edward was born in Winterport, Maine on September 27, 1978, the son of William I. Smith of Winterport and Fort Myers, Florida and Catherine Ann (Lavin) Smith, deceased. He graduated from the Leroy H. Smith Elementary School in Winterport in 1992 and Hampden Academy in 1996 after which he enlisted in the U.S. Army, became an Airborne Ranger, then completed Special Forces Operations School and served as a combat medic on multiple tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, Peru and Bulgaria. He graduated Special Forces Warrant Officer School in 2016. He was assigned to C company, 3rd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Southern Florida. A highly decorated combat veteran, his awards and decorations include three Bronze Stars, one purple heart, three Army Commendation Medals, one with a V device for Valor, three additional Army Commendation Medals, one National Defense Service medal, three Non-commissioned Officer Professional Service Ribbons and many others. He is survived by his father, William I. Smith, step-mother, Geraldine B. Dodson-Smith, sisters: Mary C. Smith of Florida, Jean E. (Smith) Hutchinson, Jeffrey Hutchinson and their son Joseph Hutchinson of Singapore; Melanie H. Dodson of Florida and Erin (Dodson) West and Peter West and their daughters, Brooklyn E. West and Everly M. West of Virginia; aunts Margaret E. (Smith) Downs and Karen G. Coffman, both of Winterport. He also leaves behind many cousins, friends and brothers-in-arms.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 26, 2019, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center Street, Bangor. Friends may visit with the family from 10:00 AM until the start of the service. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversations and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center Street, Bangor, following the service. Interment will follow the reception at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Winterport. This will be a full military funeral and all current and retired members of the military are encouraged to wear their service uniforms. Those who wish to remember Edward in a special way may make gifts to the SPECIAL OPERATIONS WARRIOR FOUNDATION (SOWF), PO Box 89367, Tampa, Fl., 33689. Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 26th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, October 26th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Brookings-Smith, Bangor
    Address
    133 Center Street
    BANGOR, ME 04401
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  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 26th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, October 26th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Brookings-Smith, Bangor
    Address
    133 Center Street
    BANGOR, ME 04401
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    Officiant
    Rev. Richard Dickinson
  • Interment

    Saturday, October 26th, 2019 | 1:30pm
    When
    Saturday, October 26th, 2019 1:30pm
    Location
    Oak Hill Cemetery, Winterport
    Address
    98 Lebanon St
    WINTERPORT, ME 04496
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    Notes
    Full Military Honors
  • Reception

    Saturday, October 26th, 2019 | 11:30am - 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, October 26th, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
    Location
    Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith
    Address
    163 Center Street
    BANGOR, ME 04401
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Affiliations

  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Bronze Star
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Purple Heart Award from the U.S. Military
  • Ranger Tab
  • US Army Airborne

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Michael Adamson

Posted at 01:48am
Eddy was on my team in Afghanistan doing the DEA mission. He was always cheerful, professional, and an absolute bright light on the team. I respected him, and relied on him without reservations. His passing is a loss to the world. He was one of the good guys, one of the best. Sincere condolences to all who knew him. Blue skies above my friend.
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Kevin Nelson

Posted at 05:47pm
Mary, Jena, so sorry for your loss. My memories are all of Eddie as a little kid full of energy running around your house and driveway while we were all hanging out at your house. Such great memories of Jr High and High School at your house. Reading the obit of Eddie's life, wow, what an accomplished man. I don't think I've ever seen someone so decorated. I would have like to have known him as an adult. Would love to have been there to see you today in Bangor but I am out on the other coast. Glad to see you and Jena are still so close. Best wishes and thoughts. Luv Kevin Nelson
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Alessandra, Sofia & Joshua Bruno

Posted at 10:14am
Eddie, A true war hero gone to soon. Thank you for your service above self. From protecting our great country and your incredible loving family.RANGER
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Posted at 09:24am
Words or flowers cannot express my profound sadness with the passing of Eddy. It was an honor to have known and served with him.
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