Obituary: Timothy Wayne Smith

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May 4, 1956 ~ Feb. 17, 2021

Tim Smith

Timothy Wayne Smith (Tim Smith), 64, died peacefully in his home in Erda, Utah, on Feb. 17, 2021. Tim was born on May 4, 1956, at the Middletown hospital in Middletown, Ohio, to mother Clara Mae (Bowman) Smith and father John Frederick Smith. He attended Maple Park Elementary and graduated from Middletown High School. Tim had a great love for music and started playing when he was just 10 years old. He started with guitar and drums, settling on bass guitar in his late teens. He played in numerous bands around town — one called Max Hunter with his cousin Bill Bowman.

In 1980 Tim and his wife moved to Rangely, Colorado, where he became a roughneck and spent many years working at the oil field. While living in Rangely, Tim and Sue enjoyed four wheeling, days at the lake, and time with friends and family. Eventually settling in their home in Grand Junction, Colorado, before returning to Middletown, Ohio. When Sue, Tim’s wife, passed in 2016 he made the move to Utah to be closer to his kids and grandchildren. If you knew Tim, you knew he could fix absolutely anything, and he regularly applied his MacGuyver skills fixing things for anyone in need. His kind and giving spirit will be dearly missed by many.

Tim is survived by his two children, Lori Tatom and Derek Conn; brother Randy (Lisa) Smith; grandchildren Amanda, Zach and Makayla Tatom, Brittany, Shane and Nicholas Conn, Paris Dick; eight great-grandchildren, and niece and nephews.

Tim will be joining his loving wife of 43 years, Susan Faye Smith; parents Clara Mae and Fred Smith; nephew Andy Smith; daughter-in-law Jody Conn; granddaughter Kursten Conn and a host of beloveds gone ahead. Tim’s celebration of life will be forthcoming. In lieu of flowers we ask that you enjoy a cold Busch Light with those you hold dear.

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