Steven Rocky Smith

April 28, 2024

Steven Rocky Smith, 74, of rural Frankfort, died April 28, 2024 at I.U. Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette, Ind.  He was born August 21, 1949 in Frankfort, Ind. to Carl & Evelyn (Munson) Smith.  He married Judy Gregory on June 1, 1968 in Frankfort and she survives.

Rocky was a 1967 graduate of Frankfort High School and a lifelong Clinton County resident.  He was self-employed, owning Smith’s Taxidermy, retiring after almost 40 years.  He was a Master Taxidermist with the International Association of Taxidermy, past president with the Indiana Association of Taxidermy, member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge #54, American Radio Relay League and was a Ham Radio Operator.  Rocky was an avid motorcycle enthusiast, loved hunting, camping and being outdoors.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral services will begin at 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery.

Survived by:

Wife: Judy Smith of rural Frankfort, Daughter: Leisha (John) Pica of Tampa, FL, Sons: Steven C. (Amy) Smith of Frankfort, Steven R. (Courtney) Nienaber of Lebanon, Brother: Mark (Frannie) Smith of Frankfort, and 6 Grandchildren

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn Batty.


Leave your Condolences

14 Condolences for “Steven Rocky Smith”

  1. Bridget Gunn April 29, 2024 at 3:49 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Rocky did a lot of work for my husband Cletis, (He passed in June of last year).

    Bridget Crick

  2. John Pica April 29, 2024 at 5:55 pm

    I am ever grateful that he allowed me to marry his beautiful and very talented and smart daughter, Leisha. Rocky was an incredible craftsmen and hunter and famous taxonomy, he loved riding and personally customizing his many many Harley’s. It seem that whatever Rocky set his mind and focus to do he did it with unbelievable excellence. He believed in Jesus as His Lord and will be truly missed. My prayers go out to Leisha’s entire family for God’s peace and comfort. Rest in Peace Rocky until we all get reunited again. I know that you will enjoy your new journey be at peace. Much love to you and thank you for all you have ever did.

  3. Debra Sparks (Pippenger) April 29, 2024 at 5:57 pm

    Rocky you were one of the good guys for sure. You were a gentleman and always willing to help anyone. I will miss you and your smile. I know you are in heaven and God will take good care of you. I am praying for your family. Now you can ride your motorcycle anywhere and anytime. May God bless your family.

  4. Jacque Douglas April 29, 2024 at 9:02 pm

    Judy, Leisha & Steven,
    My heart-felt condolences to you on the passing of Rocky. As a fellow classmate (Class of ‘67) and a fellow Riley Poet, I have lots of memories. He was rather shy, but we did have some interesting conversations throughout those school years. It was also good to reconnect when you (Leisha & Steven) were students at Southside. His earthly absence will leave a void in your lives, but may many fond memories bring you peace and comfort. You and your families will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Chris Myers April 30, 2024 at 6:45 am

    Very sorry to learn about Rocky. We were friends in school.

    • Annette Carney April 30, 2024 at 5:11 pm

      Judy I am so sorry to hear of Rocky!! Sending my thoughts and prayers for you through these difficult days!!

  6. Brenda Stevens April 30, 2024 at 7:19 am

    So saddened to learn of Rocky’s passing. I wish you peace at this sorrowful time.

  7. Connie Blubaugh April 30, 2024 at 8:47 am

    Sorry for your loss, all my prayers for you and the family. He will be missed, such a good guy.

  8. Alan Holtman April 30, 2024 at 10:37 am

    So sorry for your loss Steve! I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers!

  9. Joyce Boling April 30, 2024 at 10:56 am

    Peace be with you all as you go through this difficult time. I knew Rocky as my brothers friend. Will miss our chats on Facebook .. He was one of the good ones. So very sorry for your loss.

  10. John & Darla Large April 30, 2024 at 5:26 pm

    Judy, so sorry for your loss of Rocky, praying for you and family…. Hugs Judy…. Love & God Bless You All!

  11. Katherine Huseman April 30, 2024 at 5:57 pm

    So sorry for your loss Steven. Take comfort in knowing that he was proud of the man you are. I enjoyed the video, looks like you might have gotten a bit of swagger from him. You an your family are in my prayers. ~ Mama K.

  12. Lisa Robinson April 30, 2024 at 7:33 pm

    Judy, We are so sorry to hear about Rocky. He will be missed by many. Praying that precious memories fill your heart, and an outpouring of love and support from friends and family members comforts you. Keeping you all in our prayers! Lisa and Dale Robinson

  13. Sarah Bogard May 1, 2024 at 12:51 pm

    Judy and family, So sorry for your loss. Prayers for strength and comfort for you and your family. Hugs for you Judy!! Sarah and Ron

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