Obituary: Roy Morrow Smith

December 25, 1949 - January 15, 2021

Roy Morrow Smith passed away unexpectedly Friday, January 15, due to complications following a heart attack. He was 71.

Born in Juneau to Tarleton 'Tee' and Doris (Gregg) Smith on December 25, 1949, his family then moved to Petersburg in 1952. During his childhood, Roy grew into a talented athlete and avid outdoorsman, learning early to hunt and fish from his dad, who instilled in him the respect and care of nature's bounty. Roy's fishing career began when he landed his first job on Audi Matheson's halibut boat where his love and learning of fishing began. Understanding the value of hard work,...


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