SMITH, NATHAN LEE - Howell County, Missouri | NATHAN LEE SMITH - Missouri Gravestone Photos

Nathan Lee SMITH

Howell Memorial Park Cemetery
Howell County,
Missouri

Sep 11, 1990
Aug 20, 2016

Nathan Lee Smith, 25, of Willow Springs, Missouri departed this life on August 20, 2016. He was born September 11, 1990 in Lafayette, Louisiana, the son of Stanley Jay and Tammy Kay Smith.
Nathan had an infectious smile and never knew a stranger. He was always eager to help anyone in need, even if he didn't know them. He had a heart of gold. He grew up riding and competing in dirt bike races and that love never left him. There weren't many places that he competed where all the riders didn't know who he was. He took riding very seriously and although he did it because he loved it, he rode to win. He won State Championships in Louisiana and Missouri to go along with all the other trophies that line the walls of his dad's shop.
Nathan loved all kids. He never passed up a chance to interact with children and teach them to do things they never thought they could. His friends and family looked forward to every chance they had to be with Nate. He loved family gatherings and his family fiercely. Nathan had a very forgiving heart. He could never stay mad at anyone and always tried to be a peacemaker. He wanted to see others happy. He wasn't just a people person, but also an animal lover.
Nathan was a protector of his family. He worried about the safety of others constantly and put others before himself. Nathan was very close with his brother and sister. They spent their childhood singing, dancing, riding, and making memories together. He loved to sing and dance. He was quite the showman. Nathan was the ultimate entertainer; whether it be by goofing off to make others laugh, spending way too long to get ready to go somewhere because he wanted to look his best, or riding and jumping his bike as high and fast as he could to captivate others, Nathan loved the spotlight. Anyone who knew Nate knew that his presence and that dimple would bring a smile to their face. Friendships Nathan made were life long and all who knew him knew he would never leave their corner, no matter what.
Nathan had two children, Kayden and Kashton. He loved being a father. There are simply no words to describe how much he adored his children and how much they loved him. He lived each day for them. He loved being outside and if you wanted to find him, you'd never find him indoors. He spent most of his days riding dirt bikes and four-wheelers with his boys, as well as going to the river and working on cars. Nathan always played with his boys, prayed with them before meals, and taught them to be kind. Although Nathan did not attend church regularly, Nathan was always quick to let others know how strong his faith in God was and that he was a Christian.
Nathan was a fighter. He fought a lot of battles in his life. He also had an army of people behind him cheering him on to keep fighting. If you're fighting a battle, Nathan would want you to keep fighting, never stop trying, and use each day as a new beginning.
Nathan was preceded in death by his son, Kayden Smith, grandmother, Eddith Turner, grandfather, Oscar Smith, and great-grandparents, Irene and Raymond Smith.
He is survived by one son, Kashton Cole Smith, Willow Springs, MO; parents, Tammy and Stan Smith, Willow Springs, MO; one brother, Brian Smith, Breaux Bridge, LA and his children Kale and Kelbie Smith; one sister, Ashley Smith, Mountain Home, AR; and grandparents, Judy and Owen Smith, Woodward, OK and Gale Turner, Willow Springs, MO.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Yarber Mortuary, Willow Springs, MO. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 6-8:00 p.m., also at the funeral home. Interment will be in Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, Pomona, MO.

Contributed on 6/17/17 by mjrwag
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