Bryan Gene Smith

December 24, 2022

On Saturday, December 24, 2022, Bryan Gene Smith, loving husband and father of eight, passed away at age fifty-one. Bryan was born to Helen (Blanton) and Larry Smith on December 13, 1971 in Frankfort, Indiana.  He was one of four children.

Upon graduating high school Bryan went on to serve 20 years in the US Navy. After his retirement he went on to become a contractor for MESA. Upon relocating to South Carolina, he met Kim Chi, and they went on to marry on October 30, 2019.

Bryan enjoyed firearms, spending time with his wife Kim Chi, and his children.  He was best known for being hard headed, full of laughter, and fiercely loving his country.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. January 6, 2023 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. The funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. on January 6th at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery, Frankfort, Ind. A Celebration of Life will follow the burial at 5 p.m. at the American Legion, Post #12, 451 W. Clinton Street, Frankfort, Ind. In lieu of flowers, the family strongly encourages donations be made to the funeral home to help defer final expenses.

Survived by:

his wife Kim Chi, his children, Wednesday Smith, Anthony Tran, Maitland (Caio) Baker, Angel Tran, Zoey Smith, Andrew Tran, Gage Smith, and Addisyn Smith, 2 grandchildren Liam & Noah Baker and siblings, Randy Brock, Donna (Robert) Beishuizen, and Teresa (companion Byron Stockberger) (Brock) Trent, as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

Preceded by:

his parents.

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31 Condolences for “Bryan Gene Smith”

  1. Peggy Turner December 26, 2022 at 4:11 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss! May God continue to give strength and comfort during this time.

  2. Ty Morgan December 26, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers.

  3. Stephen Wayne Bartley December 26, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Deepest condolences. Sorry for your loss. The Bartley Family

  4. Erin December 26, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    Condolences to your family and a special thank you to Addi being one of my favorite clients. Life may feel unreal right now, but time and staying together as a family heals.

  5. Margot L. Althuis Wrenn December 27, 2022 at 11:50 am

    Addie and family, we are heartbroken for your loss and wish you much loving comfort during this sad time. Much love, Margot and Chris, and the Althuis- Wrenn Family,

  6. Delaney LeFauve December 27, 2022 at 2:20 pm

    So much love to the whole family. I’m thinking of you all everyday.

  7. Keith McGinty December 27, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    I’m sorry for your loss Donna

  8. Peggy December 27, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    Donna we are so sorry on the loss of your brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. Much love to you.

  9. Linda/Cal Kelley December 27, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    Sending very heartfelt prayers for this whole family. May God strengthen and restore the brokenhearted.

  10. Kevin Lamoureux December 28, 2022 at 10:12 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers for the entire family.

  11. Nick Linebarger December 28, 2022 at 11:22 am

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  12. Rick Damo December 28, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    I still cannot believe this. I just talked with him a few weeks ago, we had plans to meet in Charleston. He meant a lot to me, he will be missed.

  13. Sue & John December 28, 2022 at 2:05 pm

    Donna, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. Sending love and hugs to you and your family.

  14. Bobbi Papineau December 28, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    I am so sorry to learn about Bryan. I know you both brought each other much happiness and I hope remembering that will bring you some comfort in these very difficult times. Sending you my sincere comfort and love.

  15. Jamie M Hardesty December 29, 2022 at 9:03 am

    I’m so sorry to hear of Bryan’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of his family.

  16. C December 29, 2022 at 9:29 am

    Heartfelt condolences to family and friends.
    Much love and many prayers.

  17. Mona and Eric Baker December 29, 2022 at 10:01 am

    Our deepest condolences for your loss Smith family. Brian will be missed. Praying for comfort during this time.

    – Baker family

  18. Charles and TerryLynn Emmons December 29, 2022 at 4:48 pm

    So sorry for your loss, may you find comfort in each other while going through this painful time.

  19. Sharon Quigley December 29, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all, so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Thinking of you with love.

  20. Jana McIntyre December 29, 2022 at 6:05 pm

    So sorry for your unimaginable loss of life. Wishing the best until you meet again.

  21. Stephanie Bassett December 29, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    With deepest sympathy Maitland & the entire Smith family…so very sorry for your tremendous loss. Hold your memories close and know how blessed you were to have had him in your life!! Continuous prayers for comfort.

  22. Darlene Hardeman December 29, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    Wednesday, Maitland, Zoey, Gage & Addisyn

    My heart hurts for all of you on the passing of your dad. Be strong and keep him in your hearts and know that you will be with him again one day.

  23. Tony Larkin December 30, 2022 at 1:20 am

    I thank you for sharing your beautiful family with me during my time at NAS Jacksonville, the kids were always a joy at All Saints.

  24. Bethany King December 30, 2022 at 8:50 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am sending so much love and praying for you all.

  25. Brittany Rutherford December 30, 2022 at 12:48 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Bryan was our neighbor for years. Lots of family game nights, vacations and sleep overs. He will not be forgotten.

  26. Yvette E Armenteros December 30, 2022 at 2:55 pm

    Our most sincere condolences to Wednesday and Family. May God give you fortitude during this time. From Yvette (Rebecca’s aunt)

  27. Yolanda Caballero December 30, 2022 at 2:59 pm

    Sending my heartfelt condolences to Wednesday and her family. From Yolanda Caballero (Rebecca’s grandmother).

  28. Jade December 30, 2022 at 3:55 pm

    Sending so much love to Addie and her family and keeping everyone in my thoughts! This is a big loss and I hope you’re all able to take time to grief and support each other. Addie you’re so strong, I’m so sorry.

  29. Angela Johns December 31, 2022 at 4:10 pm

    Both myself and Nadia were sad to hear about Bryan. We are sorry for your loss. He was a great man and shipmate.

  30. Mark & Lois Moore January 5, 2023 at 3:36 pm

    Donna, we are so sorry to hear about your loss of your brother. Sending our love, thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  31. Lisa McKinzie January 6, 2023 at 8:21 am

    Love and prayers for the whole family. So sorry for your loss.

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