Clayton E. Smith
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Clayton E. Smith
  • June 23, 1948 - August 21, 2017
  • Jaffrey, New Hampshire

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Clayton E. Smith, III., 69, a resident of Jaffrey, NH, passed away at the Cheshire Medical Center, Keene, NH on Monday, August 21, 2017.

He was born June 23, 1948 in Newport, NH the son of Clayton E. and Floy (Collins) Smith. He was a 1966 graduate of Newport High School. He worked for many years at Teleflex Medical. On October 13, 1973 he married the love of his life: Mary A. Archibald.

His faith was the focus-point in his life: he worked in children's ministry, jail ministry and various other forms of outreach. Perhaps one of his favorite activities was putting on the puppet shows for children's church. He and his wife were active members of the Next Level Church in Peterborough, NH.

Above all he was a devoted husband, father and "PaPa". He loved to be at home working on various projects and including the kids, as well. He also loved to play video games and exercise.

He is survived by his wife: Mary A. Smith of Jaffrey, four daughters: Shawna Macauley and her husband Michael of Keene, Miriam Schacht of Jaffrey, Iris Allaire and her fiancé Seiyha Kim of Jaffrey and Tabitha Storer and her husband Sean of Jaffrey, seven grandchildren: Tristan Smith, Nakia Macauley, Dylan Smith, Demian Smith, Mya Schacht, Nobley Walker and Margaret Walker, three brothers: Duane Smith and his wife Carol, Steven Smith and his wife Elveene and Michael Smith and his wife Sharon and several nieces, nephews and extended family members. He is predeceased by his daughter: Hannah Smith.

A Graveside service will be held in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Granite Street, Marlborough, NH on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 1pm. Family and friends are invited to call on the family on Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 6 to 8pm at the Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court Street, Keene, NH.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Next Level Church, Kids Church, 700 Dublin Road, Peterborough, NH. 03458.