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Douglas R. Smith

March 7, 1935 - February 1, 2017

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Douglas R. Smith March 7, 1935-February 1, 2017
Smith- Douglas R. Smith 81 of Bozrah, husband of 59 ½ years to Joyce Smith died Wed. Feb. 1, 2017 at Backus Hospital. He was born March 7, 1935 in Wilmar MN to Earl and Marie Smith, 2nd oldest of 14 children. He grew up in Minnesota farms, and enlisted in the Navy upon graduation from Atwater, MN high school. He trained at the Great Lakes Naval Station, and the sub base in Groton. He served on the Threadfin, Dogfish, Jallo, Abraham Lincoln (gold crew-plank owner), the...

Douglas R. Smith March 7, 1935-February 1, 2017
Smith- Douglas R. Smith 81 of Bozrah, husband of 59 ½ years to Joyce Smith died Wed. Feb. 1, 2017 at Backus Hospital. He was born March 7, 1935 in Wilmar MN to Earl and Marie Smith, 2nd oldest of 14 children. He grew up in Minnesota farms, and enlisted in the Navy upon graduation from Atwater, MN high school. He trained at the Great Lakes Naval Station, and the sub base in Groton. He served on the Threadfin, Dogfish, Jallo, Abraham Lincoln (gold crew-plank owner), the George Washington Carver, and the John Marshal. Douglas was employed at the Norwich State Hospital power plant until its closing, and then continued his career with the State of Connecticut State Hospital system until his retirement. Besides his wife he is survived by his children: Scott (Brenda) of Colchester, Karll of Norwich, Dawn of Norwich, and 4 granddaughters. He was predeceased by his parents, a son Dale Belangersmith, and a sister Luella. He also leaves behind Frances of Ohio, Charlie of New Mexico, Floyd of Wyoming, Sidney, John of Texas Daynor, Roy, Vernon of Minnesota, Barbara, Adele,Arvella, and Vonnie of Texas. Visitation will be Monday Feb. 6, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the Church and Allen Funeral Home 136 Sachem St. Norwich, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial with full military honors will follow at Bozrah Rural Cemetery Bozrah. Please visit www.churchandallen.com to leave an online tribute or condolence.