James Bradley Smith

James Bradley “Brad” Smith, 28, of Mtn. Grove, Missouri, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2013, at the Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, after a sudden illness.

He was born on August 20, 1984 in Greeley, Colorado, the son of Kenneth and Susan Smith.

Brad was united in marriage to his wife, Stacy, on February 14, 2009, and to this union three boys were born, Trenton, Kannon and Brycen.

He worked as a truck driver for many years and was currently working for MCK Hauling in Cabool. Brad enjoyed hunting, fishing and “picking” on people; he was a jokester. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and best friends, Jon Holt, Gary Riley and Zeb Riley.

Brad was preceded in death by his brother, Timothy Smith; grandparents, Sonny Preston, Jay Smith, Margaret Smith and Rachael Cook; and a cousin, Tara Preston.

He is survived by his wife, Stacy of the home; his sons, Trenton, Kannon and Brycen; his mother, Susan Smith; his father, Kenneth Smith and wife Gerrie; a sister, Shanda Smith and fiancé Jon Holt; two nephews, Dillon and Kyson Holt; stepsister, Brianna Villa; his uncle, Rob Smith and fiancé Brittany; aunt, Connie Preston and friend Lewis Morgan; grandmother, Murlene Preston; as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Brad will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

The family will host a memorial service on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. at Austin Lake between Cabool and Mtn. Grove.

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