Michael David “Mickey” Smith
08/14/1953 – 01/25/2019
Mr. Michael David “Mickey” Smith, son of the late Lawrence Porter Smith and Eloyse Fortner Smith passed away in peace on Friday, January 25, 2019 at his home in Murphy, NC.
Mickey was born on August 14th, 1953 in Palatka, Florida. He attended Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville, FL and went to St. John Jr. College in Palatka FL. 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 NC; 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 will be held at 6 pm, Monday, January 28, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Rev. Zack Orton and Mike Cobb will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 5-6 pm, Monday, January 29, 2019 at the Townson- Rose Funeral Home in Murphy, NC.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.