OBITUARY

Shiloh Dalton Smith

July 16, 1995October 11, 2018
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Shiloh's family and friends are naturally heartbroken. His passing was so sudden and unexpected. This is true especially since those who knew him understood and appreciated the fact he had a pure heart. He was a strong young man and enjoyed helping others. He possessed an unbridled passion for life and cherished his family and his pets. Everyone agrees his generosity knew no bounds.

Born on July 16, 1995, Shiloh eventually graduated from Putnam City North High School. He went to be with his Lord on October 11, 2018. In those fleeing 8,491 days spent on this earth, he mastered many lessons. The most important of these was simply to love all living things.

Shiloh is survived by his parents, Khristian A. & Jeffrey Simpsen, sisters, Amanda and Cristina, step-mother, Linda Smith and Curtis Smith. A memorial will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 17th, at New Church, Britton Road and Rockwell. An informal reception preceding the service will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the church for friends. Donations may be made to The Recovery Center 5629, 1215 N.W. 25th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73106.

Given the melancholy nature of this event, a poem by Mary Elizabeth Frye seems appropriate:

Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am in a thousand winds that blow, I am the softly falling snow. I am the gentle showers of rain, I am the fields of ripening grain. I am in the morning hush, I am in the graceful rush Of beautiful birds circling flight, I am the star shine of the night. I am in the flowers that bloom, I am in a quiet room. I am in the birds that sing, I am in each lovely thing. Do not stand at my grave bereft I am not there. I have not left.

Services

  • Memorial Service Wednesday, October 17, 2018
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, October 17, 2018
REMEMBERING

Shiloh Dalton Smith

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Benji Henry

October 26, 2018

Ever since I was a little kid Shiloh was my number one role model. I looked up to him and loved him like my brother, and I believe he looked at and thought of me as a little brother. He was the coolest guy I ever knew, from a young age I decided I wanted to be just like him. He showed me his hobbies, his music, etc., and being the impressionable kid I was, I took those things and ran with it.
We started spending a lot of time together when I was six or seven, he introduced me to multiple games and I still play most of them to this day and consider them my main hobbies. He showed me how to be affectionate towards others, gave me my sense of humor, and even gave me my sense of style. Even now, when I'm looking at clothes, I think, "Would Shiloh wear this?".
From building forts, playing hide and seek, skateboarding, and many other extremely fun activities, my favorite and most memorable memory was when I was nine years old and wet the bed. In his bed. While I was so embarrassed and on the verge of tears, worried that he would never want to spend time with me again or just be mad at me for it, he comforted me and told me not to be embarrassed. This showed me that his feelings towards me were unconditional.
If it weren't for Shiloh, I would not be anywhere near the same person I am today and I will always love him and be grateful for that.

Cristina Packard

October 26, 2018

There isn't a bond quite like a brother and sister.

I wasn't so sure about him when he was brought home from the hospital as a baby, but I quickly fell in love with being a big sister.

Despite our age difference, Shiloh was one of my favorite people to hang out with. We often had "slumber parties" in my bedroom where we would watch scary movies and play Paper Mario (N64) together, while devouring interesting snacks that Shiloh would make.

One of my favorite past times was taking Shiloh out to eat. He was the only person I knew that enjoyed sushi as much as I did. So I would treat him to dinner often. We also liked to sneak out of the house at midnight to go get 4th meal at Taco Bell. We didn't HAVE to sneak out, but it was just more fun when we did.

Shiloh had the coolest style and an electric personality. He never judged anyone. He was not only my brother, but he was my friend. At times, he was my only friend. I could tell him anything and I knew my secrets were safe.

I am proud of the person he was and I'm proud to be his sister. I am blessed to have had 23 years of wonderful memories with him.

I love him a whole bunch. He will be painfully missed until the day we see each other again.

Heaven gained the perfect angel and I take comfort in knowing that he is no longer in pain and that he's happy.

Live free, Bubba. Please watch over us.

Wayne Walker

October 26, 2018

I’ve always wanted a little brother and Shiloh was the closest thing to it. Him and I had so much in common that it was scary at times. This photo was the day he graduated from community house. I had already graduated a month prior, but felt obligated as a friend and supporter to be there. I watched him grow and become such an amazing person. Live Free bubba! I love you

Khristian Simpsen

October 25, 2018

I will miss my son every second, of every day.
He was the strongest person I’ve ever known. The proud feeling of always showering him with unconditional love, bring me peace.
My love for him has no ending.
His friends and family came together for his celebration of life service.
Our family was overwhelmed by the number of people who truly loved Shiloh. Each had their own special connection, and memories of him.
Several friends stood proud, and spoke of the memories they held in their hearts.
Shiloh often told me I was beautiful, and made me feel like I was the prettiest momma on the planet. His love for me was cherished, and I adored when he called me his best friend.
I take solace in knowing that I never gave up on him.
His life was too short. Letting him go is the most difficult, painful, and loneliest feeling a parent can fathom. He was very loving, gentle, and kindhearted. His smile would light up an entire room.
He would want me to go on, and for me to be comforted by knowing that he’s now happy. He lives in heaven where there’s no more sorrow, and no more pain.
He’s dancing with the angels.

I will always love you,
Momma Bear

Linda Smith

October 24, 2018

As a step-mother I have fond memories of Shiloh from around eleven, not sure.
We always managed to have a good time, although I know he somewhat struggled with the idea of a step.
He loved to be doted on and my sister and niece were pros at that. Everytime we were all together he enjoyed the attention.
We had opportunities of floating the Illinois River numerous times. He was a good swimmer and always enjoyed the ride.
Birthdays were his favorite! He loved the presents and blowing out candles even if they were on cupcakes.
Amarillo trips and just simply grocery shopping was enjoyable.
I am grateful for all the memories, however, his salvation was most treasured. When he was baptized I saw the face of God. His eyes were lit up like diamonds and his smile was priceless,; his hug meant the world to me.
Shiloh, I know you have found the piece of God. Our hearts are broken and you will be, forever, missed!
With all my love, Linda!

Lisa Coleman

October 22, 2018

Shiloh was a great friend in Middle School. We laughed about stupid stuff, got in trouble for talking a few times. And dozens of other memories just alike. His smile was so contagious, still is. If I could go back to middle school just to share those memories again. I miss you man. Rest Easy.

Brooklyn Lucas

October 22, 2018

Shiloh and I only talked a handful of times through various forms of social media but in every single conversation it was very apparent that he was such a kind soul. My heart goes out to the family.

Sidna Madden

October 17, 2018

I’m so heart broken and there are no words for the family to make things any better. Shiloh was a regular at my house with Matison, Chase and Tanner. We’ve spent the past several days laughing and crying over the memories all these guys have. Sharing pictures, reading old texts and watching funny videos of them all together. I hope Shiloh know these boys had his back and loved him so much. He will certainly be missed and there will be one empty seat around my table now. I keep reminding the boys that he isn’t gone - they just can’t see him right now. And that he will forever live in their hearts.

Sugar Good

October 16, 2018

We shared many tears and many laughs. As I knelt over his body and prayed, I begged God to not take him yet because his story was unfinished. His story is 'To Be Continued' as he lives in our memories and is alive in our hearts full of love for him. To have known him is a blessing I will always cherish. I will forever call him 'My Friend' -

FROM THE FAMILY