Dennis Smith taught himself how
to ride the unicycle when he was 5 years old. As he got older, he would dress
up as a clown, wowing the neighborhood kids.
The 36-year-old man did
occasional landscaping jobs and was an avid pool player who lived with his
mother in their Pawtucket home.
"They just watched him," said
Smith's mother, Doris Smith, 69. "They were all eyes. He tried to jump the
curb and do tricks. And they would clap for him."
She described her son as eager
and generous, who was "always doing things for the kids."
Dennis Smith wasn't a big music
fan, she said, but he accepted an extra ticket to the Great White concert. He
went to the show with a friend whose whereabouts weren't immediately known.
He had one brother and two
-- Associated Press
The funeral service for Dennis
J. "One Wheeler" Smith, 36, of Calder Street, Pawtucket, will be held on
Born in Pawtucket, a son of Leo
and Doris R. (Robenhymer) Silva, he was a lifelong resident of the city.
Mr. Smith had worked with his
father doing woodworking for many years. He was a competitive pool player, and
enjoyed entertaining area children with his unicycle.
His mother said her son was
eager and generous, "always doing things for the kids."
Besides his parents, he leaves
a brother, David L. Smith, and two sisters, Dianne M. and Denise D. Smith, all
of Pawtucket; and several nieces and a nephew.
Burial took place at
Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket.
source Providence Journal