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David Kenneth Smith

David Kenneth Smith

Feb. 27, 1976 - Apr. 27, 2024

Date of Service: May 7, 2024

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RUPERT – David Kenneth Smith, 48, passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 9:08 p.m. David was doing one of his favorite activities with friends, riding his side-by-side. They were on their way home from a day of riding when in the dusk their Can-Am struck a cow killing David instantly.

David was born February 27, 1976, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He was the second of five children born to Lynn and Debbie Smith. He was raised to work and learned to play hard and enjoy life to its fullest. From a young age, David was good at anything he decided to try. Once mastering a skill, he would move onto a new challenge. Living close to family, David had lots of built-in friends. All the cousins spent hours painting the old chicken coop, climbing around on the old farm equipment, and hunting pigeons in the old cellar.

In High School, David took a job at O’Brady’s Restaurant in Idaho Falls. Working in the family restaurant was something he enjoyed and was soon promoted from dishwasher to cook. Cooking is something David enjoyed and did throughout his life. He would often be found making breakfast for his family, canning his own salsa, and was always in charge making the pies for Thanksgiving.

David attended Blackfoot High School and then moved to Logan, Utah where he spent many years working at Renegade Sports. “Working” at Renegade often required clientele trips on snowmobiles, boats, and ATVs. This allowed him to pursue his love of things that went fast and the outdoors. He always kept a bag packed and ready to go whenever a new jet-ski, boat, snowmobile, etc. needed testing.

David moved to Burley, Idaho in 2001 where he fell in love with the river and boating. Soon after he moved, he met Lindsay Shockey and her two children Teagan and Kaylee. David’s focus on life changed forever and Lindsay became the focal point in his life. David and Lindsay were married on July 15, 2006. Kaylee’s first words after the ceremony was, “Now, you are my dad.” David took his new role as father seriously and made sure the kids went riding on snowmobiles and ATVS, he took them boating, shooting guns and teaching them to enjoy the outdoors. One thing that Teagan and Kaylee never learned was how to enjoy split-pea-soup.

David started working for AG West Distributing as a service rep when he first moved to Burley in 2001. He quickly moved up in the company to become an equipment salesman, a position at which he excelled. The job took him all over Eastern Idaho and Utah, working and serving customers; many who became lifelong friends.

David leaves behind his wife, Lindsay; children, Teagan (Crystal and grandkids Ella and Levi) Lindauer, and Kaylee (Chad and grandkids Khloe and Kinlee) Asher, whom he loved very much. He is survived by his parents, Lynn and Debbie Smith formerly of Blackfoot; his siblings, Stephanie (Vince) DeMar of Phoenix, AZ, Kevin (Juley) Smith of Idaho Falls, Shannon (Adrian) Shaner of Mountain Grove, MO, and Ryan (Janelle) Smith of Phoenix, AZ; as well as many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Pella 1st Ward, located at 152 W. 400 S., of Burley.

Family and friends will be received from 5 until 7 p.m. Monday, May 6, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, at the church, preceding the funeral.

A live webcast of the Funeral Service will be available and maintained at the following link: https://youtu.be/ikTMR52BstI.

Condolences for David Kenneth Smith

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From Matt Jensen:
Thoughts and prayers to the entire Smith family. I was touched and influenced in many ways. Lynn and Debbie-may the Lord keep and watch over David and bring comfort and peace to his wife, children and all of the family.
From Tina Hunter:
So sorry Lindsay. Praying that you and your family are comforted.
From Sheri Clark:
Sincere condolences to David’s family and friends.
From Kaye E Ottley:
Positive thoughts and prayers for the family at this most difficult time.
From Nola Asher:
My heart truly aches for you all during this most difficult trial. May you feel peace and know you are loved by many.
From Ivan Carvajal:
I'm deeply sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. May you find comfort in cherished memories and the love that surrounds you.
From Trisha (Blaylock) Combes:
So sorry for your loss.
From Sharon Bowers:
Lindsay, Teagan, and Kaylee, my heart is aching for all of you. Such a blessing to have such a good man be part of your lives. May God carry you through this sad time.
From Al and Kathy Barrus:
Our thoughts, prayers, and love are with the family at this difficult time.
From David and Michelle Tanner :
So sorry for your loss. You’re in our thoughts and prayers
From Eric & Danielle Dueppen:
From our family to yours, we extend our sincerest condolences. You have so much love and care radiating to you from your Creighton family. We wish you strength and peace during this incredibly difficult time.
From Dave & Alice Long:
So sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.
From Connie Stelly12:
Our hearts go out to you and your family. Losing a husband, father or son is heart breaking. May God be with you all Merlin and Connie Stelly
From Natalie Bigler (Nickell) :
Sending your family love during this time. Our hearts and prayers are with you and we are very sorry for your loss.
From Bryan Miller:
The Ashton Idaho Valley Ag crew all extend our deepest condolences. We always enjoyed our association with Dave and are all saddened with his passing. I know he loves this Ashton area and I hope that your family will feel the comfort of those around you. Again, so sorry.
From Kevin and Melissa Simmons:
Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Focus much on the happy memories, we pray that they will help you get through this trying time.
From Amie Halstead:
Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family Lindsay.
From Debbie Robinson :
Lindsey - ‘during the strongest of storms or the softest breeze, listen to the wind and think of me’ - Dave is with you
From Chris Cornforth - Titan Machy - Idaho:
Sorry extremely sorry for your loss!
From Meggan Anderson:
Lindsay, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, so very sorry of your loss.
From Judy and DR:
Sending love and prayers to your dear family.
From SHAR and Irv:
So very sorry for your loss. Such a loss is unbelievable! Love and hugs
From Otis and Pam:
We are so sorry, our love and prayers are out there for the family
From Cheryl Thayer:
So sorry for your loss Juley and family.
From Melissa Johnson:
So sorry to hear of David's passing.

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