Donald Lee Smith Jr. passed away at home on March 20, 2022. Don “Lee” was born on August 13, 1988 in North Kansas City, MO to Donald and Michelle Smith. He graduated from North Kansas City High School in 2007. After that he went on to attend the Universal Technical Institute and received an Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Diesel and Industrial Technology in 2013.
Don “Lee” enjoyed several things in life, but the most important thing to him was family and friends. He would have done anything for anyone without question.
Don “Lee” is survived by his parent’s Don and Michelle Smith. His three sisters Janessa (Mark) Nichols, Angela (Bryan) Robertson, and Amanda Smith. He has several amazing nieces and nephews that he would have done anything for. Brittany Nichols, Mark Nichols Jr, Emily Robertson, Kailey Robertson, Brooklyn Robertson, and Liam Smith.
Service for Don “Lee” will be on Tuesday, March 29th, at 2pm at Holy Family Catholic Church in Kansas City, MO.
Prayers going to your family.May Jesus hold you in His arms.???
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with your family.
To Lee’s family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know you all are going through a multitude of sadness, anxiety and stress that cannot be eased. For that, I’m even more apologetic, and pray that you know you’re in my family’s prayers.
I met Lee when he was probably around thirteen or fourteen- he was one my brother Nick’s best friends well into their mid-twenties, and was always at our house. My Grandma and other relatives considered him part of the family, and a sort of brother to Nick. There was a group of them that were always hanging out, and oftentimes Lee was the one who would actually go out of his way to ask how I was and what I’d been up to- always kind and always a real friend and person. Genuine. If Nick was still with us, I know he would be heartbroken and distraught to lose someone so close to his heart and such a big part of his past- I’d like to think they’re together now, and picked up right where they left of.
No matter what the next few months, weeks, or days bring you all, just know that Lee was loved very much, and made a impact on many.
There shouldn’t be 0 comments right now…. I know that much… I am not yet ready for this sort of comment but this man made such an impact… cousins, nieces, nephews, siblings… he was my image of that bigger family my whole life and I loved this man deeply even if I only knew him while we were children… he was already a good man… even then… name the age… he was there…. I can only imagine… I am missing that part immediately… Oh Lee…! ❤
So sorry for your loss. He was a good friend to my son in law Will and he was very funny. He will be missed.
Michelle and Don so sorry for the loss of your son our prayers are with you and your family. Marie and mike othic
Words cannot express how I am so truly sorry for you loss. Hugs my friends. I will be praying for peace in your darkest of hours..