Michael David “Mickey” Smith, son of the late Lawrence Porter Smith and Eloyse Fortner Smith, passed away in peace Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at his home in Murphy.
Mickey was born Aug. 14, 1953, in Palatka, Fla. He attended Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville, Fla., and went to St. John Junior College in Palatka, Fla. He worked many years with Florida Rock Industries in the sand mine business but in later years worked for Home Depot in Florida, Virginia and Georgia.
Mickey professed his faith in Jesus in 2000 at a Billy Graham Crusade, and though he was raised Methodist, he attended Mount Liberty Baptist Church.
Mickey’s life will always be cherished in the lives of his wife, Debbie Smith; son, Ben Smith of North Carolina; daughter, Alana Kidd and son-in-law, Mark Kidd of Florida; son, Cameron Smith and daughter-in-law, Nicole Smith of Georgia; four grandchildren, Krista Kidd, Garrett Kidd, Reagan Smith and Paige Smith. Mickey also leaves behind sister, Cindy Raczkowski and brother-in-law, Raymond Raczkowski; sister, Debbie Stiles and brother-in-law, Randy Stiles; brother, Larry Smith and sister-in-law, Karen Smith; and several nieces and nephews.
Mickey was a loving husband, the best father anyone could ask for, and a wonderful grandfather. He was a kind and generous man who was a great friend to many. He had an avid love for music, baseball and history.
Mickey could conversate with anyone about anything and genuinely cared about people. He never met a stranger. He was a one-of-a-kind person to so many people. He taught his family how precious life is and to always fight for more time with your loved ones. He will be missed beyond words.
A memorial service was held at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. The Rev. Zack Orton and Mike Cobb officiated.
The family received friends from 5-6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, at Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy.
You may send tributes to the Smith family at www.townson-rose.com.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.