RICHFORD — Keith A. Smith, age 81, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015 at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington due to a sudden illness.

He was born Nov. 9, 1933 in Richford the son of the late, Addison “Bunk” and Naomi (Coons) Smith.

Keith was a graduate of Richford High School and served in the U.S Army for two years stationed in Germany. Keith was a truck driver, driving for H.P. Hood and Blue Seal Feed – “From one end of the cow to the other” he used to say in Keith style. He ended his driving career as a school bus driver. Keith was also a maple syrup producer and was 2006 Sugar Maker of the Year and also served as a director of the FCMSMA.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Cora Mae (Davis) Smith of Richford; his son, Aaron Rex Smith; his grandchildren, Alex Smith and Amber Sprague and her husband, Zach; his brother, Wendell Smith and his wife, Leona; his sister, Laura Isleib and her husband, Donald; his stepsister, Patricia Korbich and her husband, John; his sisters-in-law, Virginia Fleury and her husband, Daton, and Gwendolyn Morton; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and many cousins. Besides his parents, Keith was predeceased by his step-brother, Charles Bridges.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Spears Funeral Home with Pastor Patrick Hoadley officiating. Interment will follow in the Richford Center Cemetery.

Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the hour of the funeral. For those who wish, contributions in Keith’s memory may be made to Camp Ta Kum Ta, P.O. Box 459, So. Hero, VT 05486.

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