The Reverend DuBois Tangier Smith

The Reverend DuBois Tangier Smith


Let us remember with thanksgiving, to our Creator, the life and ministry of the Rev. DuBois Tangier Smith. DuBois was born in Brooklyn, NY on February 17, 1931, the youngest child of Edward H.L. Smith and Dorothy Miller Smith. He spent most of his life on his family’s farm in Nissequoque, NY part of the township of Smithtown, NY that was founded by his maternal and paternal ancestor Richard Smythe in the 1600s.

DuBois’ obituary describes him as “a man who lived life dedicated to his two vocations – the land and his faith. For many years, beginning at age 16, he was a farmer, and later a John Deere Farm Equipment dealer for almost twenty years.” At age 60, he received a License to Preach receiving appointments to two NY churches: Bridgehampton (’91-’98) and White Sulphur Springs (’98-’99). In 1999 Rev. Smith became an Associate Member of the New York Annual Conference and retired in 2011.

DuBois died on May 13, 2013 at 82 years-of-age; he was predeceased by his beloved wife Frances Noble Smith in 2001 and a son DuBois T. Smith, II. He is survived by his daughter, Rev. Dorothy Miller Borden, her husband Rev. Carleton H. Borden who live in New Hanover, PA, with their two children, George and Theodore Borden.

Memorial donations may be made to either the Falkner Swamp Reformed Church of the United Church of Christ, 2077 Swamp Pike, Gilbertsville, PA 19525 or the Saint James Episcopal Church, 490 North Country Road, Saint James, NY 11780.

The funeral service and burial for Rev. Smith will be at his home church, St. James Episcopal Church, St. James, NY on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 11:00am.