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Wilmore Smith

March 30, 1941 — November 9, 2017

Wilmore Edward Smith Sr., 76 of Trappe passed on November 9, 2017 at Brentwood Nursing Home in Baltimore. Wilmore, well known as “Bootsie” was born March 30, 1941 in Cambridge MD to the late Margaret Stanley Smith and the late Russell Smith Sr.

Wilmore attend the public schools in Dorchester County. He worked various jobs consisting of Bumble Bee Seafood, Talbot County State Highway, and was employed for the Talbot County Community Center until his health failed him.  In his early years Wilmore was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church in Cambridge, but later joined Scotts United Methodist Church in Trappe under the late Rev. Joseph Williams. Wilmore enjoyed going to church, flea markets and most of all, wiping off his vehicles. On September 7, 1968 he married Louvenia Ann Cooper and they were blessed with four children.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 3 daughters:  Phyliss Smothers of Preston, Denise Cooper of Trappe, Ninita Cooper of Cambridge; one son Edward Smith Jr. of Trappe; one special son-in-law Kelvin Smothers of Preston; 5 brothers: Leroy Smith of Colorado Springs, Russell Smith Jr of Cambridge, Linwood (Lenda) of Trappe,  Narvel and Carvel Smith of Cambridge; 4 sisters: Lorraine Thompson, Mamie Loretta Smith, Francine Linette Smith (Andre) all of Cambridge; and  Elaine (Douglas) Cephas of Hurlock; 4 aunts: Marjorie Roberts and Mary Ross  both of Trappe, Valerie Holcombe of Baltimore, Juanita Webb (Franklin) of Atlanta GA; 9 grandchildren: Nakiya,  Deliquawon, Malcolm Jr., Tobias Sr., Ejiyah, Deonte, Dariah,  Rakeerah and Emari; 13 great grandchildren: Donald III, Dakiah,  Zaviun, Bishop, Makiah,  Zaden, Aunesti, Tobias  Jr.,  Tevaeh, Kingston, Taylor, Ryan and Brandon;  3 godchildren: Ellene Smith of Cambridge, Marsha Greene of Hurlock, and Jordaine Jolley of Long Island, NY; a special cousin Thurlee Perry of Cambridge and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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