Michael Wayne Smith

March 18, 1951 - December 23, 2023

March 18, 1951 – December 23, 2023

The oldest of four children, Michael was born to Donald & Louise Smith in McPherson, Kansas.
His family relocated to Battle Mountain when Michael was middle school age and it became his permanent home.
Michael attended Battle Mountain High School and graduated class of 1969.
Shortly after, Mike was joined in marriage to Donita Stewart in 1970. As such a loving and kind hearted man,
Mike could often be found spending his days surrounded by friends and family.
Always up for adventure, Mike loved golfing, hunting, fishing, camping, boating, fixing race cars and so much more.
An avid cook and baker, no one ever went hungry when he was around.
An open door, a safe space and a full belly with a glass of iced tea were always guaranteed.
His father, Donald E. Smith, proceeded him in death in 2008.
Michael is survived by Donita, his loving wife of 53 years as well as his mother, Louise Smith; brothers Steve, Greg and Rick Smith; children Ginger (Trevor) Smith-Blaylock, Guston Smith, Jillian Edgar; grandchildren Shawn Michael Smith, Taylor LaBaron, Hannah Payne, Brodie Smith, Delanee Smith, Devon Blaylock, Saylor Smith and Andrea Smith.
Michael also leaves behind 4 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and adopted family that he accumulated over the years.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at Wells Fargo or GoFundMe to assist the family with medical and end of life expenses.