Russell Frank Smith, 81, of Claremont, NH, passed away on September 25, 2020, at Valley Regional Hospital.
He was born In Windsor, VT, on February 3, 1939, the son of Fran and Claribel (Meacham) Smith.
Russell had worked for Goodyear Tire & Rubber for 30 years and Mack Molding for 16 years.
He was in the National Guard for 6 years.
Russell was well known for his lifelong dedication to his racing passion. He was known for his motor building expertise along with owning cars that ran on asphalt and dirt tracks in the northeast.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria D. (Williams) Smith; daughters, Diane Preston and Suzanne Hubbard and her husband, Todd; sister, Deidre Reynolds; grandchildren, Rodney Devenger, Justin Devenger, Damian Jarvie, Robyn Jarvie, Megan Hubbard, Patrick Smith and Kristen Wilson; 5 great-grandchildren and niece, Darlene Phillips.
He was predeceased by his parents and a son, Michael Smith.
Services will be held privately.
The Stringer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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