Graveside services for Matthew “Matt” Smith, age 23, of Brownwood, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at Jenkins Springs Cemetery with Brother Steve Baker and Brother Tony King officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Netherton Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
Mr. Smith passed away Thursday night at Brownwood Regional Medical Center.
Matt was born Nov. 22, 1985, in Brownwood, Texas, the son of Michael David Smith Sr. and Beverly Ann (Richard) Smith. He was a lifelong resident of Brownwood. Matt was a 2004 graduate of Brownwood High School where he participated in 4H, FFA and VICA. He was a plumbing supply salesman at Brownwood Plumbing. He was married to Stephanie Dudley on Feb. 13, 2005, in Brownwood. Matt was a member of Cowboy Church. He enjoyed fishing, being with his children and family; and he loved to talk.
Survivors include his wife, Stephanie Smith, of Brownwood; children Austin Allen Smith and Daisha Nicole Lynn Smith, of Brownwood; parents, Michael David Smith Sr. of Colorado and Beverly Ann Smith of Brownwood; brother, Michael David Smith Jr. and wife, Suzanne, of Brownwood; sister, Candace Segura and husband, Jaime, of Brownwood; parents-in-law, Bobby and Tina Dudley, of Brownwood; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Christopher Dudley; two cousins, Brandon Dillard and Troy Lawson; maternal grandparents, Walter and Lora Mae Richard and paternal grandfather, Ernest Smith.