Micheal Joseph Smith, son of the late Benjamin Harrison Smith III and Ann Elizabeth Underwood Smith, was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 17, 1957. He departed this life at his residence in Ellington, Missouri on June 30, 2020 at the age of 63.
On April 2, 1994, Mike was united in marriage to his sweetheart Suzette Pratt, later to be sealed for time and all eternity in the LDS temple in Salt Lake City. A family man, Mike thoroughly enjoyed camping, fishing, and playing outdoors with his family. His wife, children, and grandchildren meant the world to him, and he willingly sacrificed anything and everything to ensure their happiness as well. A true jack-of-all-trades, Mike enjoyed working with his hands, and he could fix nearly anything. Mike spent his career in public safety, first as a police officer and EMT, and later as a firefighter and Associate Director of the Utah Fire and Rescue Academy.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents, and one infant brother.
Mike is survived by his wife Suzette Smith; six children, Justin Smith (Jodi), Shaun Smith, Nickolas Smith (Larissa), Brandon Smith (Tory), Amanda Ward (Ken), and Savannah Smith; eleven grandchildren, Parker, Madison, Morgan, Sophy, Lydia, Emma, Lane, Michael, Abigail, Travis, and Levi; and one brother, Benjamin Harrison Smith IV (Lee). Mike will be deeply missed by a host of relatives and many friends who will mourn his passing.
Per his request, a private family memorial will be held.
Arrangements by McSpadden Funeral Home, Ellington, Missouri.