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Clarence Smith

Clarence Edward Smith (Smitty), of Denton, MD died on May 20, 2010 after a lengthy battle with cancer at the age of 70.
Born in Annapolis, MD on April 16, 1940, he was the son of the late Harry and Lillie Smith of Eastport, Annapolis MD.
Clarence graduated from Annapolis High School, Class of 1958. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1960 through 1964, and received an honorable discharge with the rank of Sergeant. In 1964, he joined the Anne Arundel County Police Department, Southern District. He retired in 1994 as a Lieutenant, specializing in Drug Enforcement. After living the majority of his life in Annapolis, MD, and raising his family in Hillsmere Shores, he retired in Denton, MD.
Mr. Smith enjoyed his retirement at Little Creek Farm with his lovely bride of 45 years, the former Marie Catherine Compton. He took pleasure in gardening, bird watching, caring for several cats & dogs and enjoying many crab feasts with family and friends.
Clarence is survived by his loving wife, Marie (Rea), his brother, Robert Smith, his children, Gary and Cindy Dukes, Lisa and Tom Rose, Donald Smith, Leah and Eddie Christenson, and grandchildren, Devon, Katelyn, Amber, Rachel and Justin.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his grandson, Zachary L. Dukes, In-Laws, George and Amelia Compton, and his brother, Harry Smith.
Smitty’s final request was to be cremated and that his services are held privately.
Memorial offerings may be made in Smitty’s memory to Caroline Home for Hospice, 613 S. Fifth Ave., Denton, MD 21629.
Arrangements were entrusted to Mid Shore Cremation Center, Cambridge. To send online condolences, please visit www.curran-bromwell.com

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My sincere condolences to the family from myself and my father.

Norval Cooper, III May 28 2010 12:00 AM

I knew Smitty in the old days in Eastport. We both went in the Marines, and never saw each other again until we worked the road together in south A. A. County. He was a great cop, and a good friend. Semper Fi, Smitty!!

Capt. Jack Howard, MSP (Rtd) May 27 2010 12:00 AM

I only worked with and for Smitty for a year or two but learned to respect him deeply. I saw him at Bob Shiflets house last year and enjoyed talking to him. I am sure his is and will be deeply missed, and extend my sympathy to his wife and family.

Wayne Marshall May 26 2010 12:00 AM

Uncle Smitty was such a great person and we were honored to have him as our uncle. Our condolences go out to Aunt Rea and all of our cousins. PJ, Larry, Christiana, and Katie

Patti & Larry Cortina May 26 2010 12:00 AM

Hi Smitty, We miss you already and wish you were still here. Love, Patsy & Joe

Patsy & Joe Clawson May 26 2010 12:00 AM

Rea and family, we would like to say it was a great pleasure to know Smitty. We did not know him for very long but Jim & Smitty loved to talk about guns. It is our prayer to everyone that he is now at peace with his family in heaven. Jim and Alice

Jim and Alice Mehaffey May 25 2010 12:00 AM

We will cherish all the memories of the special times we had at Hillsmere Shores and Little Creek Farm. He was a wonderful man and will be missed but not forgotten as a father, father-in-law, and grandfather to our family. Love: Gary, Cindy, Amber & Zach (pls give him a hug)

Cindy A. Dukes May 24 2010 12:00 AM