Eric Theodore Smith, age 75, of Wilmington, DE formerly of Chester, PA passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017. Eric was a loving, caring and compassionate husband, father, grandfather, and uncle.

Eric graduated from Chester High School, class of 1960. Upon graduation Eric served in the Navy as a Plane Captain Heavy Attack Squadron 1 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Independence. He retired from DP&L after 35 years of service and then went on to work at the Disney Store for another 12 years. Eric was a Past Master of Garnet Corinthian Lodge number 34. Eric loved taking trips to Disney World with his family and cruising on the open seas.

Eric is survived by his loving wife Nancy Ann Smith, son Eric T Smith Jr (Sheri Smith), daughter Edith M. Koperna (Robert Zetusky), granddaughters Tori and Jessica Koperna, Brothers Albert (Nancy) and David (Sun) Smith and sister in law Linda (George) Ganat.

A viewing will be offered on Monday, November 6 at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Home 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803, at 10 am with a Masonic service at 11 am followed by a funeral service. Burial will take place privately.