He was a native of Monticello, residing in Tallahassee for the past 6 years. He was a loving father and husband, and loved spending time with his family. He loved participating in youth camps and Vacation Bible School through Calvary Baptist Church for many years where he was a member.
Deputy Smith had previously served as a dispatcher and corrections officer. He served with the Leon County Sheriff's Office for almost six years and had served in law enforcement for almost 26 years.
He is survived by his wife Erika; daughter, Gabrielle; son Hunter; a sister, Brenda Smith of Monticello; six brothers, Calvin Smith of Fitzgerald, GA, Tim Smith of Madisonville, KY, Bill Smith of Orlando, FL, Robert Smith of Sanford, FL, Richard Smith of Monticello, FL, and Stewart Smith of Madison, FL; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Hilda Smith and his father, Morris Smith and a brother, Roger Smith.