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Dean LaFayette Smith

April 6, 1927 ~ July 28, 2022 (age 95)


Dean LaFayette Smith, 95, Hancock, MD., passed away July 28, 2022, at Hampshire Memorial Hospital, Romney, WV.

Born April 6, 1927, in Cumberland, MD., he was the son of the late Charles and Ethel (Spicher) Smith, and the husband of Patricia Ann Powers Smith, who passed away March 15, 2020.  

He was a guidance counselor for Washington County Maryland School District.

He was an Army Veteran having served in World War II.

He was a member of the Hancock United Methodist Church; James W. Bowers Lodge 173; Hancock Rotary Club; Webster B. Harrison American Legion Post 26; and the Washington County Retired Educational Personnel Association.

He is survived by two sons, David Dean Smith, Hancock, MD., and Adam LaFayette Smith, Annapolis, MD; and two granddaughters, Alexandra Deann Smith and Sarah Elizabeth Smith.

In addition to his parents and wife of 52 years, he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas E. Smith.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, August 27, 2022, at The Hancock United Methodist Church, 170 West Main St, Hancock, MD. Pastor Becki Wessinger will officiate .

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Grove Funeral Home, 141 West Main St., Hancock, MD. Online condolences can be expressed to the family at


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Celebration of Life
August 27, 2022

7:00 PM
Hancock United Methodist Church
170 West Main Street
Hancock, MD 21750
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