Brian Smith, son of Cynthia E. Lorentz of Bernie and the late Michael E. J. Smith, was born on Oct. 5, 1972, in Farmington and died on Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, in Dexter at the age of 35.
Brian was of the Protestant faith, currently employed with Robinson Construction in Poplar Bluff and a resident of Dexter. He was a former student at Dexter High School.
Survivors include his mother, Cynthia Elaine Lorentz of Bernie; step-father, Dale E. Young of Bernie; step-mother, Deborah A. Smith; special friend and companion to Kerri J. Stearns; one daughter, Brittany Nicole Smith; one son, Gavin Smith; one brother, Brandon Matthew Smith of Dexter; one sister, Andrea E. Bollinger of Dexter; his paternal grandfather, Fred Smith; his maternal grandparents, Herbert Lorentz and Nelda Thompson; one niece Alison P. Hankins; two nephews, Black A. Bollinger and Colten M. Bollinger.
Besides his father, Michael E. J. Smith, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Jane Smith.
Brian will be missed by many, he had a huge heart and was willing to love and care for anyone. He lived a short but fulfilling life.
Visitation will be held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007.
Funeral services will then be conducted on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, at 1 p.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter with Rev. O.H. Brooks officiating.
Interment will follow at the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter.