Michael Workman Smith
December 15, 1948 – October 4, 2019
Mike had a magnetic and positive personality that drew you in, made you happy and left you better for having spent time with him. Kids and adults alike knew him as “The Candy Man.” He always had a piece of candy in his pocket to share with you. Mike was as genuine as they come. He had a smile and laugh that would warm your heart. He was optimistic, cheerful and strong.
As a husband, Mike was completely devoted. He treasured his wife Yvonne with all of his heart. Sweethearts for more than 47 years, they were married on June 30th, 1972 in the Salt Lake City Temple and began a life of love and adventure together. He always put his sweetheart above all else. Side by side they built a home in Sandy, ran a family business, raised five amazing children, explored the world and supported each other in life’s ups and downs. They were rarely apart and have a love to be admired.
As a father and grandfather, Mike gave his all. He loved his family dearly and fought to stay with them as long as he could. His family adored him and always looked forward to joining him for cabin trips, geode hunts, WWE, movies, and shopping sprees.
Mike loved quality craftsmanship, talent, and beauty everywhere he found it. He admired the performance of a luxury car, the craftsmanship of a quality firearm, the talent at Wrestlemania, and the power of a good fire… which he almost always kept under control.
Mike lived a grand life earning the admiration of all who knew him. He served faithfully as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He made this world better. His loss leaves a giant hole in this world and in the hearts of his family and friends. We love you Mike. You’ll be missed.
Mike was born December 15th, 1948 in Powell, Wyoming to his parents Scott and Venita Smith. He passed away on Friday October 4th, 2019. He is survived by his wife Yvonne, his five children: Celest, Adam, Manon, Charleen, Haley, his brother James, and 16 grandchildren.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the Valley View Funeral Home located at 4335 W 4100 S West Valley City. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 10th, 2019 at 11:00 AM with a brief viewing held prior from 10:00 AM -10:45 AM at the Church located at 2742 W 14400 S Bluffdale.
- Scott Ballard Smith, Father
- Venita Workman, Mother
- John Hatch
- Adam Smith
- Jacob Seethaler
- Jacob Sorensen
- Robert Hughes
- Grayson Smith
- Bradley Smith
- Hayden Sorensen
- Beau Hatch, Honorary Pallbearer
- Axton Hatch, Honorary Pallbearer
- Stryder Sorensen, Honorary Pallbearer
- Owen Hughes, Honorary Pallbearer
- Gabe Hughes, Honorary Pallbearer
- Lincoln Seethaler, Honorary Pallbearer
- Cooper Hughes, Honorary Pallbearer
- Tate Hughes, Honorary Pallbearer
- Viewing Wednesday, October 9, 2019
- Viewing Thursday, October 10, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, October 10, 2019
Michael Workman Smith
October 10, 2019
Gail and I are so very sorry to read of the passing of Michael. We only knew you two briefly on our 2017 cruise to the Baltic but we fondly remember you as such a great and loving couple and so enjoyed our times chatting with you. That dinner evening in Amsterdam on the way home will always be in our memories.
I think it must be such a blessing to relocate next to your daughter when you did even through I know it was hard at the time.
We send our sincere sympathies to you at this tender time and wish you well for the future.
David and Gail Jacobs
Colleen and Wally Sessions
October 9, 2019
Mike was a wonderful, caring man and we have fond memories of his smiling face and of course, his candy for the children! All of our children remember the "Candy Man".
We pray that your family will be comforted at this time -- that this is simply goodbye for a season and that you will again be reunited with your husband, father, and grandfather in eternity.
Wally and Colleen Sessions & Family