Obituary: Smith, Matt
SMITH, Matt (Age 54) Faithful husband, loving father, and loyal friend, Matthew M. Smith went home to be with his Savior on October 24th, 2013 in Spokane, WA at 54 years old. Born on June 29th, 1959 in Spokane, he graduated from Mead High School in 1977 and began his career in carpentry. Matt married his bride, Candy, the love of his life, on August 17th, 1985. He is survived by his beautiful wife of 28 years, his five daughters, Jenny Hough, Sarah, Kayce, Rachel, and Alycia, and his son-in-law, Ben Hough. He led his home with wisdom and grace and devoted his life to providing for his family. He would fix anything, build anything, or do anything for his girls. As a General Contractor, Matt owned his own business and was known for being an incredibly gifted carpenter. He recognized God as the Creator and enjoyed every moment in the outdoors, but he especially loved being outside when he was holding a fishing rod. Matt was a man of the highest integrity and loyalty. Recognized as the “theologian who could swing a hammer”, he lived his life walking by faith, leading his family in the ways of Christ, and seeking to bring glory to God. Matt finished his race well. He was a wonderful father and devoted husband; he was the hero of our home. Respected and loved by so many, he is also survived by his mother, Audrey Smith, sisters Connie Matthews, Linda Horan, & Callie Smith as well as countless aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews who loved him dearly. A homegoing celebration will be held in Spokane, WA at Northview Bible Church at 3pm on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013, with reception to follow. Address: 13521 N. Mill Road, Spokane, WA 99208. Please send any flowers or gifts to the church, with all of our heartfelt gratitude.