Daniel Edward SMITH

December 15, 1972October 15, 2020

My son, Dan E. Smith, passed away October 15, 2020 from the complications of cancer. He was sometimes called "Dan from Kroger". Dan's journey as a brain tumor survivor started in 1999. He had one and a half years remaining in his Masters program in Physics when he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Dan underwent both radiation and chemotherapy followed by ten months of rehab. Throughout his journey, Dan overcame four brain tumors. When he worked at Kroger, Dan was recognized for his friendliness and willingness to help others in any way he could. Though he had short-term memory problems, he would always give a big smile to all the regular customers as if it was the first time he had met them. As his parents, we have been very fortunate to have had such a good-natured son. Services are pending at this time


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Corina Caswell

October 20, 2020

Just wanted to share what a wonderful sense of humor Dan had. Each time I went to Krogers I was always greeted by him but best of all he was always cracking a joke. He was so funny. Prayers to your family. He will be missed.

Debbie Stuart

October 16, 2020

Dave and Kathy, I am so very sorry for your loss. I only got to meet Dan one time, but he was so very nice. I know you were proud of him and all his accomplishments. Though life didn’t go the direction you all planned, he made the best of the situation and made an impression on the people that he met. I know that Dan loved you both dearly and that he had the very best parents. I can only imagine how terrible this is for you both, and you are in my thoughts and prayers.


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