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In Memory

Scott W. Smith

Scott Wesley Smith
June 28, 1958 – February 3, 2024


Scott Wesley Smith, 65, of Valdez, Alaska went home to be with the Lord from his Greencastle home.

Scott was born June 28, 1958 to Lawrence and Doris (O’Hair) Smith in Fort Hood, Texas. His dad was in the Army and they lived all over the country.

Scott graduated from Greencastle High School in 1976 before joining the U.S. Coast Guard in June of that year. He married his high school sweetheart Jennifer (Walton) on May 14, 1977. He was stationed in Ludington, Michigan; Five Finger Lighthouse, Alaska; Swickley, Pennsylvania; Paris Landing, Tennessee and then Auke Bay, Seward and Valdez, Alaska where he retired in 1996 as a Chief Petty Officer. Scott then had a full career with Alyeska Pipeline Service Company at the Marine Terminal of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline where he was a maintenance technician and then became a supervisor. He retired from Alyeska in 2018.

Scott loved The Lord and sharing his faith with everyone. He loved hunting, fishing and passing on his knowledge to his grandkids. He also enjoyed sketching and painting.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Jenni; his mother; his brother, Dan (Vicki) Smith of Greencastle; two daughters, Rachel (Brad) Smith of Greencastle, and Becky (Brian) Fickes of Valdez, Alaska; six grandchildren, Jonathan, Micah, Andrew & Jacob Fickes and Macie & Carl Smith; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by father Lawrence Smith.

Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 15, 2024, at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Brick Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 until time of service on Thursday.

A memorial service will be held in Valdez, Alaska at a later date.  

Memories may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.,

Published in the Greencastle Banner Graphic on February 6, 2024 in Greencastle, Indiana

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02/07/24 10:30 AM #1    

Larry McIntosh

Heartbreaking to hear that Scott Smith has passed away. I was very blessed to have had him as a Supervisor at P/V at the VMT terminial. Very supportive in the maintenance needs of the Powerhouse and Vapor Recovery equipment and processes, as well as bringing a wealth of maintenance experiance to APSC. My condolences to his family, especially his wife Jenny. God Bless Scott and his family. 

02/07/24 02:14 PM #2    

Bonnie Cudnohufsky

I was deeply saddened to hear that Scott passed away. Although I did not work directly with Scott, our jobs overlapped occasionally. I did work with his wife, Jenni, and from our friendship I know Scott was the love of her life. My heartfelt condolence's to Jenni and the family. 

02/07/24 02:21 PM #3    

Robert Edler

Scott and I meet in 2011 when I hired on as a machinist at the VMT. Scott was the lead tech and it was obvious that he was technically astute and had good leadership skills. We did not aways agree on everything but I look back with fond memories on our time working together. Scott kept me out of trouble on several occasions. I always admired Scott for his family, his faith, and his devotion and service to country. He had a positive influence on those he touched and will be missed. We are diminished.

02/13/24 05:43 PM #4    

Nita McCallum

Jenni, I am so sorry you lost him so early. He was a great technical and a good friend. Warm thoughts to you and the family. Rip Scott

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