MARSEILLES – Matthew Michael Smith, 23, of Marseilles, passed away Friday, July 13, 2018, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at Seals-Campbell Funeral Home with the Rev. Duane Kaufman officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
He was born on Feb. 16, 1995, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Randy Kay and Ginger Smith (Alan Purcell).
Matthew was a loving father and a hardworking kid. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hiking, fishing and camping. His love for music encompassed rap, which he enjoyed performing. Matthew was a beloved, caring father and son, and a generous person to all.
He is survived by one daughter, Sarah Rose Smith; his parents, Ginger Smith and Alan Purcell and biological father, Randy Kay, all of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; one sister, Miranda Smith; two brothers, Dustin and Curtis Smith, all of Cedar Rapids; his grandparents, Mary K. Smith and Ed Smith; his great-grandparents, Todd and Clarice Studer; two nieces, Sophie Ann and Haven Althea Smith; and his soulmate, Kaitlyn Kopta, of Seneca.
Memorials may be directed to the family to help with funeral expenses.
Pallbearers will be Alan Purcell, Dustin and Curtis Smith, Rob Greives, Nick Terell, and Steven Mundy.