Perry – Ernest R. Smith Sr., 74, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at Sunrise Care Facility in Jonesport. Ernest was born in Perry on March 18, 1944, son of Roy and Annie (Brackett) Smith.
Ernest attended schools in Perry and worked in the local tuna and shrimp factories in Eastport. He also raked blueberries, clammed, worked in the woods, and owned a small wreath business. Ernest enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.
Ernest was predeceased by his father Roy; two children, William Smith and Bonnie Devine; two half-brothers, Clifton and Clarence; and two half-sisters, Margaret and Carolyn. Surviving are his mother Annie of Calais; two sons, Ernest Smith Jr. and wife Sharon of Perry, and Travis Smith of Bangor; a brother Robert “Doug” Brackett and wife Madge Gibson of Calais; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at a later date in the Trott Cemetery, Perry. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.