OBITUARY

Mark Smith

May 14, 1954August 13, 2010

Mark D. "Smitty" Smith, longtime resident of Shasta County, passed away at his home on August 13, 2010. He was born on May 14, 1954 in Mishawaka, Indiana to Deloise and Marjorie Smith. Smitty is well known for his business in Redding, "Smitty's Heating and Cooling". As a business owner and employer he was respected and recognized as Businessman of the year and Business of the year in 2009. Smitty enjoyed football, traveling and gardening. He was a member of the Little Country Church in Redding. Most of all he loved spending time with his family. He truley will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Smitty is survived by his wife of 30 years Debra; sons, Devon Smith and his wife, Megan of Beale Air Force Base, California, Dallas Smith of Redding California, Kyle Smith and his wife, Laura of Tustin, California and Casey Covenant and his wife Jade of Studio City, California; brother, Larry Smith of Redding, California; sisters, Janice Thomas of Valencia, California, Joyce Menta of Valencia, California and Debra Wood of Mt. Shasta, Calfornia; four grandchildren, Layton Smith, Cashton Smith, blake Smith and Luke Smith. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 1:00 am at the Little Country Church in Redding.

Arrangements under the direction of Lawncrest Memorial Chapel, Redding, CA.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 21, 2010
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Leslie Williams

September 9, 2010

You will forever hold a very special place in my heart! Thank you for crossing my path.

Ron & Janet Bridges

September 6, 2010

Debbie: Just heard today about Mark. Words just do not seem sufficient...Heaven received one of our finest and we are blessed to have known him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. As he is at peace, may our Lord envelop you with His peace and comfort.

Love and Prayers,

Mary Snider

August 28, 2010

Debbie, Devon, Dallas and the entire Smith family. We were so sorry to hear of Mark's passing and our hearts go out to all of you. He was such a kind and thoughtful man and touched so many lives in so many positive ways. His service was one of the most beautiful I have ever attended, and like always, Mark was thinking of others as he planned his farewell message. May you find comfort in the fact that cancer can no longer cause him pain, and one day you will all be joined together again our Heavenly kingdom.
God Bless. John, Mary, Julie, Wes, Jeff, Meghan, and Mark Snider

Betty Stuart-Collins

August 24, 2010

I was so impressed with the entire Smith family when I met them shortly after their move to Mount Shasta. The loving closeness of the entire family leaves no doubt of the depth, compassion and spirit of each of the members. I loved having the opportunity to visit with Kay each time our paths crossed while living in Mount Shasta. To each of you, Larry, Debbie, Taryn and all your family my sypathy, thoughts and prayers.

Christy Porter

August 22, 2010

Debbie-I just learned this morning on the news that Smitty passed away; I am so sorry that I missed his celebration of life yesterday! I still remember the first time I met you two. I was working at Perko’s and was lucky enough to wait on you guys right after you had LASIK. You wanted to wear your sunglasses inside and he wanted you to take them off. He kept telling you how beautiful you are without make-up throughout the whole meal, even eliciting my opinion to back him up. He was so sincere and loving to you; it made you two very easy to remember! Over the years, I got to see you often enough to consider you family. You guys cheered me in my goals of going to pharmacy school and I will always be grateful for that support! When I left town & went away to college alone in Idaho, I often missed my regular customers that had a way of making my job feel more like fun than work, and you guys were definitely on that list of people! In fact, when I returned to Redding last year with my degree, I kept hearing Smitty’s ad’s on the radio & started thinking that I was going to have to stop in the office and say hello! And then Deb showed up in my pharmacy, YAY! I was so excited to see you since I had been thinking about you two so much! I was really saddened to hear about Smitty’s cancer but after losing a lot of really great people in my life, I've learned that those that burn the brightest also burn out the fastest. I will never understand why those who are so full of love, life, & happiness are taken from us so young. Maybe it’s to make the rest of us appreciate what we are given, I’m not really sure. But I want you to know that you have both touched my life. I often think that I would not have been able to do so much in my life if I had not had the support of so many loving friends who started out as customers. You were always such a gorgeous loving couple & a pure joy to wait on! I will never forget you two & will always picture Smitty as I did on the first day I met him, looking at you with his eyes so full of love. What a lucky lady to have such a gentleman! I love you guys and you are always in my thoughts and prayers.

Tom Risk

August 21, 2010

Smitty is one of the very best that has been put on this Earth, and that I have had the honor to become acquainted with. He will be dearly missed by many.

Rick LaMark

August 21, 2010

I first met Mark around 1985. I owned a Plumbing Contracting business and worked with Mark side by side when he was with Ray-Mac Mechanical. I remember working with him on the Hospital addition and other projects. He always put a smile on my face and always had words of wisdom for me, he was a joy to work with. The last time I saw Mark was about three years ago, when I had him out for an estimate on my rental house. It seemed like time stood still, he was the same old Mark. If I regret one thing, it would be that I procrastinated to visit him this last few months, prior to his passing, I hope he forgives me. I also got to know his brother and sister during my 17 years in Mt, Shasta, all were a class act.. Our community has suffered a great loss.

Randy Byrd

August 21, 2010

Dear Debbie and family. Mark will be deeply missed but not forgotten. His spirit will live on forever income many of us. This is especially true with me! He touched my life in ways that will NEVER be forgotten. He lives in my soul now and forever. A better man i am for it! Thank you Mark... for that! Love you and may you rest in peace brother.
Randy Byrd

Sandy (from Smitty's commercial)

August 20, 2010

Dear Debbie and Family, I'm truly sorry for your loss. I was a new widow myself when "Smitty's" and my paths crossed. He and his crew put me at ease and did an excellent job at my house. Mark was a great businessman as well as a wonderful person. I will always remember his integrity, charisma, and sense of humor. It was a blessing to know him.

Kathy and David Burkleo

August 20, 2010

Dear Debbie, Although we did not know Mark well, we definitely appreciated his friendliness and kindness when we would visit while family would stop by when we were at the Woodpile with Jason and Taryn. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of Mark's "homegoing". We are sure there was rejoicing in Heaven last Saturday when Mark arrived.