Mike “Bluegill” Smith

October 20, 1950 ~ May 5, 2021

          Mike “Bluegill” Smith, 70, of Park Hills, passed away May 5, 2021, surrounded by friends and family members.  He was born October 20, 1950, in St. Louis, to the late William Forrest and Dorothy Fern (Tripp) Smith.  Mike loved to hunt, fish, camp and work in the garden.  He could fix just about anything.          

          He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Brenda Lee Johnston-Smith.         

          Mike was survived by his wife, Jennifer (Pool) Smith; children, Michael (Jenn) Smith, Christine DeBlois, Joshua (fiancé, Krystal Warden) Smith, Hollie (fiancé, Joseph Hatfield) DeBlois, Jessica (fiancé, Caressa Stroup) Smith; grandchildren, Haley, Christian, Alex, Keyra, Selena, Mariah, Jackson, Colton, Karsyn, Aiden, Jonah, Forrest, Anthony, and Lucas; great-granddaughter, Kiera; siblings, Barbara Lynn Skaggs and William Raymond (Peggy) Smith; several nieces, nephews, and friends also survive.  

          Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Monday, May 10, 2021, from 11:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.  Memorials may be directed in memory of Mike to the Foundation for Fighting Blindness.


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  1. We had alot good times together. My heart goes out to your family. You were a good guy. Soar and fly high…..

  2. To all my family , Mike will always be loved and very much missed had some good times when we was younger , RIP my cousin , Jack Tripp

  3. S o sorry to here that Hollys dad died.May God give the family the peace and comfort at this difficult time.

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