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Roy L. Smith
April 05, 2022


Roy L. Smith, 81, of Shickshinny, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at his home.

Born in Nanticoke, he was the son of the late Clarence Smith and Keziah Long Parkinson.

Roy was very proud of the family he created and his many accomplishments. One of his proudest moments was building the Ted Hiller Baseball Field in Honey Pot.

Roy retired as a corrections officer from the State Correctional Institute at Retreat, where he worked for many years along side some of his best buddies.

Roy was the last of his siblings living. He was preceded in death by brothers, Butch and Wayne; sisters, Janice, Marlene, Shelly and Edna.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, the former Josephine Dopko; sons, Roy Smith II (Ruth), Kevin Smith (Denise), Jesse Smith (Doreen); daughter, Susan James (Matt); grandchildren, Josie Lynn, Summer, Parker, Spencer, David, Desi, Brianna, Jonathan, LeeAnn, Thomas, and several great-grandchildren.

He will be truly missed by all who knew him.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 173 E. Green St., Nanticoke.

Guestbook Entries

I was sorry to hear of Roy's Passing. I worked with Roy at Leslie Fay many years ago and know he will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. My Deepest Sympathy to the Smith Family

mariann paddock (about 1 year ago)

Uncle Roy I will miss you greatly!! You were always there for me with advice!! You always took the time to answer the many phone calls!! You were my go to for family history!! I know you as the best uncle ever!! I know your kids and grandchildren will miss you and definitely Aunt Josie!! I think you were a great inspiration to all who knew you! RIP

Debbie Puderbaugh (about 1 year ago)

So sorry to hear of "Mr. Smith's" passing. May he rest in God's peace. Sympathy to all his family.

Bob & Sandy (Janison's) (about 1 year ago)

We are both so sorry for your loss he was such a good man and let him Rest In Peace.

Marie Craig & Dolores Nearhouse (about 1 year ago)

Im so sorry for your loss rest in peace god bless

Sarah Smith (about 1 year ago)

My deepest sympathy goes out to Josie and all of Roy's family. He was quite a guy, and I was fortunate to be a friend of his. I will always cherish memories of the life we shared. He was a very good man..

Frank Waitkus (about 1 year ago)

I’m so sorry for your loss. He was a great guy and will be missed. Sending prayers and hugs

Marilyn Littleford (about 1 year ago)

My condolences to the family. May you rest in peace Roy. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to Teener Baseball

Stan Cardinale (about 1 year ago)

Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Roy. He was a true friend of Teener League Baseball and Nanticoke Teeners. He always was concerned about the welfare of the young people of the area ,and was an important part of Teener League Baseball. - Jack Morgan - former President Teener League Baseball

Jack Morgan (about 1 year ago)

I am sorry to hear that Roy has been called away. We did work at the jail together and then were able to get get together for a few golf tournaments. I will always remember him and your hospitality with good things for all to enjoy. May we all meet again when our time comes our way. To me he was good people.

Tom Keeney (about 1 year ago)

I learned so much from Roy As a Correctional Officer Trainee I learned to swim using little Josie's floaties He taught my oldest son to play chess He was an intelligent interesting man. I would smile when he would drive by in the "Windy" car. The Smith family has my condolences. He was a brother and a friend.

Todd Bynon (about 1 year ago)

I was sorry to hear of Roy’s passing. I worked Roy at Retreat. He was a true professional and was very good at his job.He was always fun to be around and had many great stories to talk about. My condolences to his family he will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace Roy.

Kurt Girmen (about 1 year ago)

So sorry for your loss God bless all the dopkos

Jim pechulis (about 1 year ago)

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