Valley View Memorial Park and Funeral Home

4335 West 4100 South, West Valley City, UT


Loyde P. Smith

October 11, 1948May 12, 2020

Loyde Phillip Smith “Smitty”

Loyde Phillip Smith “Smitty” passed away May 12, 2020; Peacefully in his sleep. Born: October 11, 1948 in Hemet, California to Mary Alice Walker and Loyde Junior Smith. Raised by Mary Alice and Steve Basta. Married Leona Marie Thill.

Phillip lived an exemplary life he was an amazing outspoken honest and sincere person. Always quick to smile, Always a hug. He lived for his family and held them all in the highest regard. He valued and adored his time with his kids and grandkids, always patient to teach and share his vast knowledge. Honored to recognize and embrace the growth and progress all his family achieved. His pride swelled in knowing each person he knew gained something of value from him. He was first born of 5 and was always the leader, the protector and over seer of most everything. His family revered him and were all proud of his service to our country as a Marine. The strength and fortitude Phillip displayed to all who know him was an inspiration for us all.

Phillip had many life-long friends. His passion for REAL 4wheeling in Moab, his sense of adventure to see how far this road goes or what is on the other side of the mountain. His absolute love and enjoyment of hunting, fishing, camping and SUPER BON FIRES.

His Bravery- His Courage- His gruff way of letting you know how much he cared and loved each one of us. All these wonderful traditional, down to earth values could draw people in and stay a friend for life to revel in the comfort of his sincerity and warmth. Phillip was a giant of a man in every way. Hard working, family first and standup guy. We all inspired to be a little bit more like him and carry on his humor, adventurous and passionate ways.

Survived by his wife Leona. His Children: Michelle (Kenneth), Jody, Leesa (Chad), Victor (Angela) Michael and SaDonna (Nick). 22 Grandkids 4 Great Grandkids His Siblings: Robyn (Richard), Jane, Julie (Don) and Tony. HE Leaves A Wonderful Legacy… Services pending in late June, in the mountains.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Loyde P. Smith

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Goose Dugger

May 19, 2020

My life long Friend is now at the end of the road which is going to be hard for me to realize he is no longer here. I can think back of all the good times we had with Indian,Dudds, Rick,Pingo & a few others that we did not grow up with but we all enjoyed being around Smitty. He will now be able to Find that Big Elk. Love you Brother

Gearldine Locke

May 18, 2020

One of my most favorite memories when I was younger was when you guys use to come to our house (Indian’s) and reload bullets. My uncle Phillip and Vince would always bring me and my sister Missie a paper sack full to the top with penny candy from the pool hall. I will always love and miss you . Give my boy a hug from me. See ya when I see ya,Much love and peace uncle Phil . Geri Locke

Jane Basta

May 18, 2020

Well Brother...what more to say.? You are my hero my mentor my buddy. We loved doing rock work cement work cutting rocks finding rocks bonfires and FISHING!!! I love you so much...I will miss you stopping in to talk about everything and secretly checking up on all of us. You will be so GREATLY missed.
Thank you for all you inspired and believed in with me. Love love love you!
Rest in peace Brother***

Val &Dan Calder

May 17, 2020

Smitty always was there to help putting on roofs or pouring cement..he would just stop on his way home just to talk or joke, but mostly because he wanted to see that we were alright! He worked his ass off at our home. He was a great yet different kind of guy. Say hello to Granny and Poppy for us. You will be missed.
All our love.

Teresa Walker

May 17, 2020

This is from my dad Jack P. Walker My memories of Phillip are long from deer hunting, to having a nice cold beverage , to shooting the bull and much more. I know my dad will miss him 💔. My condolences to the family.

Teresa Walker

May 17, 2020

The memory's I have is from my dad Jack P. Walker and the walker family reunions. He was always there to play baseball, horse shoes and shoot the bull with all. I know Phillip will be missed by all. His family now has another angle in heaven looking down to make sure they will be ok. My prayers 🙏🙏 are to his family. May he rest in peace.
With much love ♥️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Teresa A. Walker

Julie Roane

May 17, 2020

I will always remember how he always made me feel like he loved me. I always knew he was there for me, I knew I could count on him. I will always Love him very much.

Nicholas Overby

May 16, 2020

I forever will cherish the camping and hunting trips we all went on as kids. some of my earliest memories was grandpa teaching me how to shoot for the first time. He got down on his knees wrapped his arms around me and helped me hold that ruger 22 revolver. That there sparked my long love for shooting and reloading ammo. I always loved the opportunity to go to grandpa and grandmas house to reload ammo or to play in the cars in the backyard. I love you grandpa I will never forget the lessons you taught me. Thank you.

Ken Overby

May 16, 2020

He will be missed


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