Michael Leroy Smith

Michael Leroy Smith died March 6, 2001, at age 58. A service will be held in Beaverton. Mr. Smith was born March 27, 1942, in Portland. He graduated from Beaverton High School. In 1962, he became the drummer for the rock band Paul Revere and the Raiders. The group recorded "Louie Louie" in 1963, a big Northwest hit, and became the house band for "Where the Action Is," a daily rock music TV program in 1965. Hits such as "Hungry" and "Kicks" earned gold records. Mr. Smith left the band in the late 1970s but rejoined it at various concerts for about two years. He moved to Hawaii in the 1980s.

Survivors include his sons, Rory and Rio F.; daughters, Alexandra and Jenna; father, Howard W.; mother, Mildred "Midge" Kupler; brother, Jerry; and one grandchild.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary in Kealakekua, Hawaii.

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Posted March 22, 2001

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