East Longmeadow– Derrell Smith, Jr., 71, passed away on August 1, 2018 with his loving family by his side. He was born in St. Louis, MO to the late Harry D. Smith, Sr. and Julia W. (Cooper) Smith on September 10, 1946 and was a graduate of McCluer High School. Derrell proudly served in the U.S. Air Force, and worked for over 40 years as a communications technician for AT&T. Derrell leaves his loving wife of 48 years, Gail M. (Mailloux) Smith; his sons, Scott Smith and his wife Sandy of Lyons, OR; Craig Smith and fiancée Bobbie Jo of Springfield, MA; his daughter, Lori Smith of Holyoke, MA; grandchildren, Michael and Kaitlyn; and a brother, Michael Smith and his wife Linda of Columbia, TN. A Memorial Service will be held for Derrell at 7PM on Friday, August 3rd, at Forastiere Smith Funeral and Cremation, 220 North Main Street, East Longmeadow, MA. An hour of visitation will precede the service from 6-7PM. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the D’Amour Center for Cancer Care, 280 Chestnut St., 6th Floor, Springfield, MA 01199 or T.J. O’Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center (payable to TJO Foundation) 627 Cottage Street Springfield, MA 01104. For more information or to leave a condolence for the family please visit: www.Forastiere.com.