His friends and family said his real work was to "live by the side of the road and be a friend to man." They also said he was "the heart of Elfin Cove."
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hazel and Lloyd Smith.
He is survived by his sisters, Yvonne Hurley of San Bernardino, Calif., and Hope Bowers of Richardson, Texas.
A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Elfin Cove.