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Reverend  Daniel Pierce Smith Obituary
Reverend Daniel Pierce Smith

March 22, 1938 ~ January 26, 2014

Dan passed away at home after

a brief illness with a brain tumor. He was a United Methodist Minister and a member of the Pacific NW Conference of the United Methodist Church. He was born to Rev. Jesse Benjamin Smith and Gladys Cockrell in Chattanooga, Tennessee. After graduation from Yale Divinity in 1962 he moved to the Pacific NW. He pastored several churches in the Pacific Northwest Conference, served as District Superintendent for both the Spokane and Tacoma Districts, and served as Director of Conference Council on Ministries. He retired in 2004 after many years of service and was an active participant at Bothell UMC. Dan went on to become ICF certified coach, working with clergy and churches in the areas of leadership and change management. Endorsed as a coach by the United Methodist Division of Chaplains, Dan was well on his way to Master Certification in Coaching with 2,000 hours logged. A prolific reader and writer, Dan co-authored 3 books for Alban Institute, 2 of which have been best-sellers for the publishing house.

Dan is survived by his wife of 41 years Kendra D. Smith, and sons Tobias and Alexander; and from prior marriage : Daniel Jr.(Rosemarie DiGeorgio ), Lynn Smith-Brown (Eugene) and Jessie Benjamin Spencer-Smith(Caren Spencer-Smith), sister Margaret Peet (Charles) 4 grandchildren Samantha (Dan Jr.), Adrian & Laurel Spencer-Smith (Jesse Ben) and Zachary Pierce Smith, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service to celebrate the life and ministries of Daniel will be held at Bothell United Methodist Church on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers remembraces can be made to Bothell UMC where they used for the Community Kitchen and Pastor's Discretionary Fund.
Published in The Seattle Times on Feb. 2, 2014
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