Christopher L."Chris" Smith, 58, Marion, Indiana died at 7:08 am, Friday, February 25, 2011 at Marion General Hospital.
He was born in Marion, Indiana to the late Arthur Harshaw and Constance Yvonne Smith.
He was a millwright for General Motors, retiring on September 1, 2006.
He also owned and operated "On the Fly" a gold plating business and "Grass for Less" a lawn care business. He was a member of the UAW Union Local 977.
Chris loved music.
In his younger years he enjoyed playing music and being a DJ.
He was an artist and a master seamstress. He also enjoyed playing pool, chess, cards and dominos.
He had a taste for the finer things in life and was known for his debonair appearance.
A special thanks to Kecia Williams, Mickel Neal and Marion Fire Dept, Stephen Dorsey, his good neighbor, Jim, Grace Nukes, Miss Verondia, Tanya Briggs, Kimmberly Monday and the Monday Family, Ricky Burton and the Burton Family, Rebecca Rupert, Uncle Otis and Aunt Rita, the Harshaw Family, the Smith Family, the Nukes family, the Marshall Family, the Dyson Family, the Walker Family and Walker Body Shop, Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service staff, Chronicle Tribune, MGH staff, Wearley Monuments, Estates of Serenity, General Motors, Lutheran Hospital of Ft. Wayne and Indiana Ohio Heart Center, Bob Wyatt and UAW Local 977, Prince Hall staff, for all the prayers , well-wishers, cards, phone calls, financial gifts, food, advise and strong shoulders, and the many friends, family and neighbors.
To know him was to love him and just know he loved all of you and so do we, his family.
Chris is survived by his dad, Robert Walker; children, Le'Miyah Smith, Le'Le' Smith, Lacie Marshall-Smith, Natecia Lewis-Smith, Joshua Aldridge-Smith, Amber Aldridge-Smith, Monica Clark, Marvin Clark, Dorthea Coleman, Alberta Coleman, Monicia Fears, Ayanna Smith, Cherrelle Gibson, Gurt Smith, lifelong family friend and special daughter, Kelly A. Herrera;
Siblings, Michael (Arletha) Smith, Grace Smith-Nukes, Teresa Melissa (Maurice) Dyson, Gary Smith, Gregory Smith, Leroy Williams, Dorothy Rupert, Arthur Harshaw, Carlotta (Charles) Barber, Nicole Harshaw, Jocelyn Williams, Chanel Maynard, Tony Hawkins, Patricia (James Lee) Foote, Monica Thomas; girlfriend, Kecia Williams; lifelong best friend, Sylvia Fonzer; special friends, Hawk, Rita Hawkins, Uncle Sonny, Robert Horton, Sammy Horton, Jr., Teresa Melendez, Edward Jones, Aunt Marsha & Unlce Morgan, and his newest bud, Charlie.
Preceded in death by his father, Arthur Harshaw; mother, Constance Yvonne Smith; paternal grandparents, Frank and Marguerite Lee, better known as "Mama & Daddy"; children, Brenton Marshall-Smith, Delmarque Marshall-Smith, Faren Marshall-Smith and Ericka Shmidt.
Funeral Service is at 10 AM Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Needham-Storey-Wampner, North Chapel, Funeral Service, 1341 N.
Baldwin Avenue, Marion, IN, with Elder Thomas L. Nukes officiating. Burial is in Estates of Serenity, Marion.
Pallbearers are Tony Hawkins, Hermon Martin, Sonny Bowlds, Frank Carradine, Ricky Burton, Jimmy Butler, Howard
Sanders, Ruben Brewer, and Ronny Lett; Honorary Pallbearers are Gary Smith, Malcolm Smith, Michael Smith, Jr., David
Shawn Smith, Jermaine Smith, Corey Black, Zar Dyson, Zentwell Dyson, Dirck Dyson, Steven Dyson, Damien Rupert,
Darius Rupert, Ryan Rupert, Brian Rupert, Aaric St. Clair, Leroy Williams, Jr., Aaron St. Clair, Jamie Clark, and Dontae Clark.
Visitation will be Friday, March 4, 2011 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com
Born in Marion on Oct. 16, 1952
Died on Feb. 25, 2011 and resided in Marion, IN.