July 2, 1973 to February 21, 2017
Melvyn ‘Mel’ C. Smith, 43, of Camden, NY passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Remsen, NY.
He was born on July 2, 1973 in Liberty, NY, a son of Melvyn B. & Patricia Allison Smith. Mel was a 1992 graduate of Camden High School, he then attended NTTS (National Tractor Trailer School).
On June 7, 2008 he married the former Tina Price in Blossvale, NY. ‘Mel Jr.’ was employed as a truck driver by Halpin’s Fuel Co., Forestport, NY and previously drove for A.J.T. Trucking, Oneida, NY for over ten years. He was an avid hunter and was always happy to be in the woods. Melvyn enjoyed truck pulling competitions, monster trucks, and was an active participant in Half Breed Motor Sports with Ben Carmon.
‘Little Mel’ is survived Tina Price Smith, Camden, NY, his mother, Patricia & Ron Chase, Blossvale, NY, his father, Mel & Jody Smith, Remsen, NY, a companion, Kate Payne, Rome, NY, three brothers, Bobby Smith, Blossvale, NY, Craig & Amy Smith, Remsen, NY, and Keith Smith, Hilton Head, SC and a nephew, Charlie Smith along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorial Services will be held 4:00pm Sunday, February 26, 2017 from the LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., Camden, NY. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home 109 Main Street, from 1:00-4:00 P.M. prior to the start of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mel Smith Memorial Fund, c/o Americu Credit Union, 1916 Black River Blvd., Rome, NY for an award to be presented at the Shootout Productions annual awards banquet.
You may view the obituary and send a message of condolence online at www.larobardierefuneralhome.com