In Loving Memory

Scott C. “Hoss” Smith

August 5, 1973 - March 13, 2021

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Scott “Hoss” Christopher Klaus Smith, father, son, brother, uncle, and devoted friend to many, is in peace and in the arms of his father who preceded him in death.   Scott was 47 years old and left us way too soon.  

Scott was born August 5, 1973 in York, Nebraska to Richard (Dick) and Elizabeth (Beth) Smith, Scott was a joy from the first day.  He was always full of energy, ideas, excitement, laughter, and had the biggest heart ever.  He came home to a house full of brothers and sisters, which he kept entertained constantly.   Scott graduated from York High School in 1992.  In 1994, Scott moved alongside his family to Mississippi and then on to Alabama.  Scott and Brandy had a beautiful daughter on May 5, 1999.  Kayla was his joy! He was the father that kept life exciting around every corner, and he loved Kayla with every bit of his heart.  He married Stacey McDonald in 2007, and became a stepfather to Samantha and Randall, who he dearly loved and treated as his own.   Scott loved working with his hands; he loved the outdoors and was a friend even to animals.   Scott enjoyed Nebraska Football, and was an avid fan of his nephew, Jacob when he was in sports.   Hoss (Scott) never missed a game and was never a quiet one in the stands!   His enthusiasm for everything he held near and dear was evident. Everyone has a funny story to tell, an adventure to remember and most of all, the memories of his selflessness when he knew he could help you out.   Laughter came easily when Scott was around.   He will be remembered for his teasing jokes, his ability to quote any movie he has seen, his wildly entertaining stories, his infectious laughter, his generous smile, and his immense love.  

Scott’s memory will be cherished and kept alive by his beautiful daughter, Kayla Smith of Mobile, AL; his mother, Elizabeth “Beth” Smith of Sioux Falls, SD; brothers, Robert Smith of Durango, CO, Dr. Michael Smith (Dr. Nichol Smith) of Sioux Falls, SD, and their children, Parker, Rylee & Kaleb,  Joshua Smith (Breann) of Castle Rock, CO and their children, Kyson, McKaden and Brexley; sisters, Michele Smith Loussaert (Pat) of Daphne, AL, and their children, Brennan (Hilary), Kellan (Elizabeth), Tegan and Jordan (Jade), and Zoey & Riverleigh,  Kim Smith Brackhan (Greg) of Spanish Fort, AL and their children, Jacob & Meg; his foreign exchange sisters, Pamela Knox of Peru and Kim Jocumsen of Australia;  forever friend, Stacey Smith, Samantha McDonald, Randall & Lauren McDonald and Grayson; his longtime friend, Alisha Dickens.  Scott was blessed with so many family members and friends, too many to mention.  

Scott is following those he loved dearly that left before him, his beloved father, Richard C Smith; his paternal grandparents, Charles and Mildred Smith; his maternal grandparents, Kenneth & Mildred Rapp; aunts and uncles, Jerry Rapp, Sr., Don Helgoth, Jean (Sis) & Don Speck, Jack & Ruth Smith and Buddy; and cousins; Richard Helgoth, Leon Speck & Gregg Rapp. 

May he find the eternal peace and joy he so dearly deserves, walking side-by-side with his beloved Dad. 

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation beginning at 9:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to help support Kayla during this difficult time. Donations will be used to pay for expenses and a trip to bury Scott in South Dakota. Donations may be made by going to:

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.



    Dearest Scott,

    You are so loved, and we miss you ever so much. I know that you are with Dad now, and that makes me happy, but the pain of losing you is what makes me sad. We will cherish every good memory and keep you alive forever in our hearts, thoughts, our laughter and our stories of you. We will take good care of Kayla. Until we meet again. Love Shell

  2. Kathy Boyes

    Please accept my sincerest condolences on Scott’s passing. He sent the nicest note after Rich’s funeral. They’ll be playing a little b-ball up there in heaven!
    You all have such a nice family- I can understand your grief and I’m so sorry.
    Sincerely, Kathy Boyes

  3. Mike Quinn

    Dear Beth, Kayla, and family-

    It is with a heavy heart that I read Scott’s obituary. I simply can not believe I am reading it, and I am so sorry for your loss. Scott was a classmate of mine since Kindergarten at St. Joe’s in York. We had a lot of fun together over the years… probably too much fun in high school after a year or so out of high school. His sense of humor was amazing, and he had the best impression of Fire Marshall Bill (Jim Carrey). I wish I could have had another beer with Scott. Hugs to you all –

    Mike Quinn
    Elkhorn, NE

  4. Julie & Greg Adams, Heather and Tim Loveless, Shawn and Megan Levitt

    Smith family,

    So incredibly sorry to hear of Scott’s passing. What a huge and tragic loss for your family, Our family has so many memories of time spent with the Smith family. Beth, our loving babysitter, Kim at the Buckle, and Scott spending time at our house with Shawn and Ivan. (They had too much fun at times!!) Big hugs to all of you! We send our deepest sympathy.

    Julie and Greg Adams, Heather and Tim Loveless, Shawn and Megan Levitt


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