Terrance J. Smith, 76, of 950 W. Main St., Watertown, passed October 5, 2012 at the Samaritan Medical Center.
A funeral service will be 7 p.m. Wed., Oct. 10th at Hart & Bruce Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will follow the funeral at the Eagles Club
Calling hours will be 1-3 and 4-7 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. The Fraternal Order of the Eagles and the Brownville American Legion will have a service at 4 p.m.
Born on October 3, 1936 in Watertown, NY, son of Edward G. and Pauline E. Coleman Smith, he graduated from Watertown High School in 1954.
He then entered the US Air Force on November 19, 1956 and was a fire protection specialist. He was honorably discharged on October 21, 1966.
He married Elsie Silas of Fairbanks, Alaska on November 1, 1958, while he was stationed in Alaska with the Air Force.
Upon returning home Mr. Smith joined the City of Watertown Fire Department in June of 1966 and he retired in June of 1986. Following his retirement he became a volunteer firefighter for the Town of Watertown Fire Department where he was former Assistant Fire Chief and still a current member.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles where he was former president, assistant secretary and current trustee and also a member of the Brownville American Legion Post 588.
Among his survivors are his wife, Elsie Smith, Watertown; four daughters and three sons in law, Julia A. and Jeffrey M. Barcomb Sr., Central Square, Darleen L. and Gary W. LaRose, Watertown, Kelly R. and Frank G. Smith, Cheektowaga, NY, Dawn M. Smith, Watertown; two sons, Terrance J. Smith Jr., and John J. Smith both of Watertown; two brothers, Carl Smith, Maryland, Timothy Smith, Watertown; a sister and brother in law, Linda and Howard Keech, Watertown; 12 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he is predeceased by two brothers; Edward and Leo Smith and two sisters; Patricia Taylor and Sharon Harwell.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Town of Watertown Fire Department 25239 Brookside Dr., Watertown, NY 13601.