Randy Wayne Smith, age 66, passed away from his earthly life January 21st, 2024, at his home in Clifton, After a sudden battle with cancer. He was born May 5th, 1957, in Montrose Co. to William M. Smith and Leona J. Lavender.
Randy was a business owner in the Gutter industry installing gutters on homes. Randy always put his heart and precision into every job, He loved working for the people. He was an honest and hardworking man, who took a lot of pride in his work. He had many trades throughout his life, one of which was the owner of Smiths Trading post in the early 90’s and he also owned and rented out Teepee’s and set them up for a variety of events. Prior to that he worked in the gold mining industry throughout the state of Colorado and Nevada.
He put family first and had a very generous heart. He was a true outdoors person and loved hunting, fishing, camping, and exploring the outdoors. He found peace and joy in the mountains of Colorado. Randy loved staying busy and was always working on a project outdoors. He was an accomplished craftsman and could fix anything. Randy spent his retirement years with his wife Kimberly of 47 years. Fishing, camping, and enjoying his sons and grandchildren whom he loved with all his heart. He also continued taking care of a dear friend Olive 99 years young, making sure she had rides to her appointments and doing odd jobs around the house and in the yard, or just enjoying their talks and listening to stories about her adventures in life. Randy was one of a kind, behind his ruff and tuff exterior he was generous, loving and fun to be around, and he had a profound sense of humor. He will be deeply missed by family and friends.
Randy was preceded in death by his father William M. Smith, Mother Leona J Lavender, Brothers Ricky L Smith, and Micky L Smith
Randy is survived by his wife Kimberly N, sons Mikel W and Kenny W Smith, Brothers Tim M Smith, and Kelly D Smith, 8 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter.
There will be a celebration of life for close family and friends sometime in the late spring or early summer on the Mesa.