Craig Wilhelm Smith

December 10, 1979June 18, 2019

Craig W. Smith, 39, passed away on June 18, 2019 due to complications from a bone marrow transplant. He was born in Jacksonville, FL on December 10, 1979 but spent most of his life in Irmo, SC. He was diagnosed early with a rare genetic defect, Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome, which impacted his health for his entire life. Despite this condition he was a lively, happy, intelligent individual, who loved online computer gaming and texting with his friends around the world. He is survived by his parents, Bob and Cyndi Smith; his brother, Joshua Smith; and two nephews, Alexander and Benjamin. Service will be held at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome Foundation, PO Box 6723, Florence, KY 41022. Please share memories at


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Joan Mowery

June 27, 2019

I am heartbroken to read that Craig lost his battle with SDS.
I lost my Michele 4 years ago, also to SDS.
Would you please reach out to me. I’d love to talk to you. My phone is 314-401-9548.
Sending love and hugs,

Richard Slone

June 22, 2019

Dear Bob and Cyndi,
You and your family are in my prayers.

Echoen Batbat

June 21, 2019

I met Craig online nearly two decades ago, and found a friend in him. He was vibrantly energetic and encouraging to everyone he met, and had a big heart. The online communities he was a part of were made better and more wholesome due to his presence, and he will be sorely missed. The Furry community held Craig in high regard and his passing has deeply affected many of us. We learned, laughed, and created together. He was an inspiring figure and always quick to lend a helping hoof.

We will honor his memory and preserve the creative works he fostered. He loved, and was loved, and we are forever grateful for the impact he had on our digital lives.