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PERRY E. SMITH Perry E. Smith, 100 years young, passed away on February 23, 2017 while residing in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He was born October 5, 1916 in Eureka, Montana. He was a long time resident of Kennewick, Washington where he lived for 73 years. Perry loved hunting, fishing, fly tying, camping, collecting and making guns, muzzle loading, and gardening, especially raising and selling his wonderful raspberries. He was a jack-of-all trades; a carpenter, plumber, electrician, and volunteer firefighter. He was a deep thinker and inventor until the very end, wise beyond his years. He loved his family and was always there for them. He was kind, generous, and had a great sense of humor. He was preceded in death by his wife Elnora Smith, his son Eldon Smith, and grandson Todd Powell. He is survived by his daughters; Donna Wilcox Herrin, LaVaughn Powell, and Paula Winniford, grandchildren; Guy Wilcox, Gary Wilcox, Julie Davenport, Robin Baugh, Mark Powell, Tammy Powell, Brett Powell, Jason Hatchett, Grant Hatchett, and Donnie Paine. He had 17 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his family and many people he touched and helped over the years. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Hillspring Church, 1153 Gage Blvd., Richland, Wa 99352. In lieu of flowers please donate to the National Rifle Association.
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Published in Tri-City Herald on Mar. 8, 2017
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