OBITUARY

David Ray Smith

February 7, 1947April 9, 2018
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David R. Smith, 71, of Newburgh, IN passed away Monday, April 9, 2018 in his home surrounded by his family after a 3-year battle with cancer. He was born in Tell City on February 7, 1947 to Agnes Goffinet (Delaisse) and Raymond Smith.

He graduated from Tell City High School and then attended Evansville College studying engineering. He worked in the design department at Alcoa for over 40 years, and was actively involved in safety training. David was an active volunteer in youth sports for 15 years in the Newburgh area coaching baseball, softball, soccer and basketball. He loved being outdoors and being active while biking, golfing and hiking with family and friends. He also loved spending time with family and watching his grandchildren participate in sporting events.

David was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Joyce (Smith) Oskin.

He is survived by his wife, Victoria (Hubbs) Smith. They were married on December 30, 1966 and spent a lifetime together raising their family. They enjoyed traveling together for new adventures over the last 10 years. He is also survived by his son, David C. Smith (Amy); daughters, April Gill (Jeff), Debra Elkins (Bryant); and seven grandchildren, David (Sarah), Madeline, Emily, Ethan, Allison, Jaxon, and Eva.

A Celebration of Life for David will be held 4:00 PM, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Alexander Newburgh Chapel officiated by Pastor Mike Claypool. Friends may visit 1:00 PM until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be donated to IU Health Simon Cancer Center in David's name at https://www.iuhealthfoundation.org/donate.

  • FAMILY

  • Victoria Smith, Wife
  • David C. Smith (Amy), Son
  • April Gill (Jeff), Daughter
  • Debra Elkins (Bryant), Daughter
  • David is also survived by seven grandchildren, David (Sarah), Madeline, Emily, Ethan, Allison, Jaxon, and Eva.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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Jim and Jean HENSHAW

April 17, 2018

Vickie and family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry to hear about Dave, did not know he had been in poor health for so long. We have wonderful, fond memories of being neighbors, friends, and raining our children together. Vickie, if you ever need anything, you know where we are. Love always

David Smith

April 14, 2018

My dad always had time to spend with me... taught me so much about life, how to play sports, how to be a dad, how to be a good human being. This photo is one of my favorites of the 2 of us... right after we won the regionals... a time when I knew I made him proud... and a time when all of his time with me created a great moment for the 2 of us... I love you dad, and know that I will see you again.

Bill and Jane Dreyling

April 12, 2018

Vicky and family,
Sending our sincere condolences and prayers for you, your family and many friends.
Wishing you peace.
Bill and Jane Dreyling

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Biography

David R. Smith, 71, of Newburgh, IN passed away Monday, April 9, 2018 in his home surrounded by his family after a 3-year battle with cancer. He was born in Tell City on February 7, 1947 to Agnes Goffinet (Delaisse) and Raymond Smith.

He graduated from Tell City High School and then attended Evansville College studying engineering. He worked in the design department at Alcoa for over 40 years, and was actively involved in safety training. David was an active volunteer in youth sports for 15 years in the Newburgh area coaching baseball, softball, soccer and basketball. He loved being outdoors and being active while biking, golfing and hiking with family and friends. He also loved spending time with family and watching his grandchildren participate in sporting events.

David was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Joyce (Smith) Oskin.

He is survived by his wife, Victoria (Hubbs) Smith. They were married on December 30, 1966 and spent a lifetime together raising their family. They enjoyed traveling together for new adventures over the last 10 years. He is also survived by his son, David C. Smith (Amy); daughters, April Gill (Jeff), Debra Elkins (Bryant); and seven grandchildren, David (Sarah), Madeline, Emily, Ethan, Allison, Jaxon, and Eva.

A Celebration of Life for David will be held 4:00 PM, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Alexander Newburgh Chapel officiated by Pastor Mike Claypool. Friends may visit 1:00 PM until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be donated to IU Health Simon Cancer Center in David's name at https://www.iuhealthfoundation.org/donate.