Kevin Smith, age 72, passed away on Monday morning, September 4, 2023, at Novant Health, Huntersville. Born on September 26, 1950, in Hancock County, OH, he was the son of the late George Winfield Smith and Esther Ann Fillwock Smith. Kevin loved watching and attending sporting events. From his time at Bowling Green State University where he was the mascot for the University his Senior year 1971 - 1972 - Freddie Falcon.
He did his graduate work at The Ohio State University. He has been a lifelong Ohio State buckeye fan and Detroit Tigers fan. He loved attending his sons and then his grandkids sporting events. He was always on the sideline supporting his family.
Kevin ended his career working for ShowPros and other Entertainment Services at Bank of America Stadium for the last fifteen + years of his life. He also loved going to the Mooresville Public Library every morning to read the newspaper where he had a special relationship with all the librarians there. They said Kevin was their "sunshine" and he always brightened up their day.
Kevin is survived by his older brother, Lin Smith, 78 of Pennsylvania and his wife, Eileen Geary; ex-wife, Linda Adams of New Smyrna Beach, FL; his son, Ryan Smith, 47 of Denver, NC and his daughter-in-law, Irene Smith; his youngest son, Justin Smith, 42 of Winston Salem, NC and his wife, Andrea Preslar Smith; his grandkids, Isaiah Smith, Jenavive Smith, Amaya Smith, Maddox Smith, Jude Smith and Stella Smith.
A Celebration of his Life will be held at 4:00 pm, Sunday, September 17, 2023 at Living Word Ministries in Statesville with Pastor James Lewis officiating.
Nicholson Funeral Home has the honor of serving the family.