Obituary of Glendon Douglas Smith
NORTH RIVER: Glendon D. Smith, 83, son of the late Howard and Ethel (Finch) Smith, passed away at Elderwood of Ticonderoga on January 1, 2023.
Glen came into this world on January 16, 1939, in Ticonderoga, NY. He graduated from Johnsburg High School and went right into the workforce. Glen started at Barton Mines and from there decided to open his own trucking company, Glen Smith Trucking. Glen attended the NYS Trooper Academy and became a NYS Trooper stationed in Indian Lake for 20 years. The last four of those years he was part of the mounted patrol. Once retired, Glen couldn’t sit around so he went to work for IP driving truck in the woods.
In 1980 Glen met the love of his life, Victoria, at the 4th of July celebration in North Creek. They were married on December 10, 1982 in North River. Glen and Vickie had a wonderful married life. They spent many of years travelling in their RV, visiting 48 states and all but two Canadian Provinces. He was team roper throughout local rodeos, riding his horse Clyde along with his best friend Gene Galusha.
Meeting Glen in heaven are his grandsons Dylan Smith and Matthew Mahoney.
Missing Glen is his beloved wife Vickie; son Gordon (Jennifer) Smith; daughters Laura Smith and Connie (Patrick) Mahoney; stepsons Scott (Emma) Phillips and Dan (Tammy Phillips); grandchildren Joshua (Feli) Smith, Chelsea (Kyle) Fellows, Emily (Patrick Birdsall) Smith, Allison (Jeffrey Lemelson) Mahoney, Richard Phillips and Clayton Smith; great grandchildren Colton Phillips, Eva Phillips, Kira Smith and Roland Fellows; sisters Lois (Gordy) DeMarsh and Judy Dunkley; brother Jim (Karen) Smith; Dusty his cat; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105
Friends may call on Glen’s family from 1pm -3pm, Friday, January 6, 2023, at the Alexander Funeral Home, 3809 Main St., Warrensburg.
A memorial service will take place at 3pm with Pastor Arnold Stevens officiating.
Please visit www.alexanderfh.net for online guest book, condolences, and directions.