OBITUARY

Michael Smith

May 7, 1950March 27, 2016
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Michael Wayne Smith was born Sunday, May 7, 1950 to Robert Walter and Beverly Veronica Smith. Mike died early “Easter Sunday”, March 27th, 2016. Sunday-to-Sunday…Full Circle. He married Tzena Bayless on Friday, April 25th, 1969. They had three AWESOME children Ivan (Jun), David, and Anna (Brock) and three WONDERFUL grandchildren Sullivan, Chloe, and Phoenix. Those immediate family members proceeding him in death are his Grandmother, Rita C Smith; his uncle, Harold (Hal); his dad, Robert (Bob); his brother, Dennis. Those left… grieving, are his wife and children and grandchildren (named above); his mother, Beverly; his uncle Jim and aunt Grace; his siblings, Charlotte, Craig (and Sherry), Lorie (and E.J.); and Lorita; and all his cousins, nieces and nephews; his closest friends Norm and George, and all of his life-long friends, Paintball friends, Facebook friends, and co-workers in this life. He will miss you all and as Mike would say, “I’m going to bed… see you later.” Mike was like a breath of fresh air every time I looked at him. He was so funny. He was dependable and honest. HE LOVED. His integrity was… steadfast. He was wise and giving and he provided whatever his family, friends, and co-workers needed. He will be missed from this place, but (for) we know “it is appointed once for a man to die, but after this… The RESURRECTION:” (Hebrews 13:27) “Jesus said unto Mike, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die. Believest thou this? And Mike said “yes LORD, I believe.” (John 11:25 & 26) Mike & Tzena were perfect for each other from the beginning. We were preordained, predestined, and prepared to produce good fruit (our children, grandchildren)… we always wanted to make a difference. He loved to hunt, play paintball and to build beautiful pieces of furniture. He was genuine and gifted! Mike loved Tzena, Ivan, Jun, Sullivan, Chloe, David, Anna, Brock and baby Phoenix… with ALL his heart.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 31, 2016

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 1, 2016

  • Interment

    Friday, April 1, 2016

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Tzena Smith

September 14, 2016

Michael Kersh

June 9, 2016

Very sorry for your loss. Wish now that Jeanne and I would have visited with you more than we have. Just seems that time has a way of slipping right out from under us, leaving unfinished business and memories. But what we do have we can cherish for the future -- and that is timeless, a gift from God.

George Harris

April 11, 2016

Mike will be missed by quite a few of us that never saw him. Wish I had had the opportunity. We enjoyed email conversations on matters political and other subjects as part of a railfan group. Interestingly, he looks a lot like I would have pictured. My prayers go with you.

Michelle Clayton

April 3, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to work with Mike. He taught me things about everyday maintenance, especially the necessity of and endurance of Big Stretch caulk.
I will always remember his laugh, the way he talked about how much he loved the haircuts his daughter gave him and how he gave 150% everyday to a company that he loved. RIP. Not goodbye, just see ya later.

Susan Arnold

April 1, 2016

Mike was so much more then a co-worker. I worked with him for 20 years and he was never too busy to pick up the phone when I called or stop by a property if I was in need. He taught me a lot about maintenance over the years even if I didn't want to know it! When we would go out of town on our Executive trips he was such the character with numerous stories about previous trips. I can't understand God's plan for you but he obviously was having some difficulties with something in Heaven that he needed your assistance! God Bless you and the loved ones you leave behind in this world. Till me meet again my Friend.

Hayley Millsaps

March 31, 2016

I will miss you Mike. I learned so much from you while I worked with you. We had a lot of laughs...

NORMAN5 WADE

March 31, 2016

Mike you will forever live in my heart old friend. Times shared in hunting are price less among friends. My heart is heavy now, but the laughter we shared will always be here with me. Keep those angels laughing

Norman wade

March 31, 2016

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Bill Kelleher

March 31, 2016

Sorry for your lose the Kelleher family is praying for you all.

March 31, 2016

Mike will be greatly missed by all that know him, his dedication and strength in assisting the Association to correct issues was amazing, thank you for your help and leadership, it will be sorely missed. Tony and Gini Viles, Terlingua, Tx.

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