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Timothy Smith

January 9, 1957 — June 4, 2024

A Memorial Service for Timothy Bruce Smith, will be 1:00 pm, Friday, July 12, 2024, at Emmanuel Enid, with Dr. Shonn Keels, Reverend Jeremy Smith, and Reverend Pete Miller officiating. Cremation and services are under the care of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home and Crematory.

Loving husband, father, son, brother, and friend, Timothy Bruce Smith, left this world to be with God, peacefully in his sleep, on June 4th, 2024, at the age of 67. Tim was born to Howard Smith and Sally Toy (Smith) on January 9th, 1957, in Buffalo, New York.

Tim was preceded in death by his father, Howard Smith; Mother, Sally Smith; and sister Kathy Williams. Tim is survived by his family; loving wife of 47 years, Diane Smith; son Timothy William Smith and wife Karen; son Jeremy Smith and wife Erin; son Jordan Smith and his wife Amy; Australian daughter Kelcey and husband Mark; sister Suzanne Petrick and husband David; sister Julie Hardy and husband Jerry; several nieces, nephews, and wonderful friends both in Oklahoma and New York. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Caleb, Ben, Jacob, William, Lydia, Reagan, Kairi and great-grandson, Eric.

Tim grew up in Western New York, the second of four children and the only boy among girls. His strong devotion to God and legacy of faith was rooted in his upbringing, his family and in attendance at the Wesleyan Church in Orchard Park, NY. He graduated from East Aurora High School in 1975, where he had excelled in sports and music. He participated in four musical productions in high school to include Brigadoon, Camelot, Music Man and held the lead role (Sky Masterson) in Guys and Dolls. He would probably tell you his most important accomplishment of all was meeting and falling in love with his high school sweetheart Diane Patricia Voss. The two were united in marriage on June 19, 1976, and were blessed with three wonderful sons, Timothy, Jeremy, and Jordan whom he loved with all of his heart. He enjoyed being a father and supporting his sons through all of their endeavors in sports, academics, travel, hobbies, and service to the nation.

In his spare time, Tim enjoyed many activities, family outings and all things Buffalo Sports! Many fond memories were etched through camping and hiking in places like Letchworth State Park, Watkins Glenn, and King's Mountain to name a few. Most recently his favorite outdoor location was in Banff National Park in Calgary, Canada where he and Diane spent their 40th wedding anniversary. Tim shared his love of baseball and basketball while coaching Timothy and Jeremy in little league. He also coached along with Jordan in a Yorkshire Free Methodist Basketball league. Many weekends were spent on the road with the family to see things like the Little League Hall of Fame or racing off to Pittsburgh to see the Pirates, particularly when they were playing the Chicago Cubs.

He was the biggest fan of both the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres which he followed closely. Though there were no Super Bowl wins or Stanley Cups to celebrate, he loved his teams just the same. Tim loved sharing in the traditions of each of the teams. Many memories were made at the Rock Pile, Rich Stadium, The Auditorium, and Marine Midland/Keybank arenas.

During his career, Tim worked in variety of jobs to include being a cook at the Iron Kettle in East Aurora, NY and an Electro Mechanical Technician at Motorola in Arcade and Elma, NY. After moving to Enid, Oklahoma he worked for the state in a variety of positions to include securing documents, assisting people with special needs, and as an Enid School District bus driver. At one point in time, he even decided that it was a good idea to be a truck driver and travel across our great nation. Finally, he worked in a few different positions at Tyson Foods in Enid, OK.

However, his true passion and calling outside of his family was helping folks across all walks of life. He loved singing in a variety of church groups, taught Sunday School, as well as worked with teens. He worked with several different mission projects to include Project Help which worked to assist struggling people in Saint Louis. These callings of wanting to help those in need, sharing the word of God, and opening his home all contributed to meeting his Australian daughter Kelcey, whom he loved very much.

The biggest love in Tim's life was unquestionably his family, especially his seven grandchildren who were his greatest joy. They were always his main focal point, and they loved being with their Grandpa more than anyone. He spent time with them at church, the Indianapolis Speedway, OKC Baseball games, miniature golf, Leonardos, the OKC Science Museum and Enid Splash Pad to name just a few. This is where the truly loving, fun, and goofy dad/grandpa could be found.

Following Tim's stroke on the eve of his 65th birthday he also showed many signs of his life long battle with mental health and depression. For over two years Tim battled to physically recover from both of these illnesses. Our family would like to help share a message of love and support for those individuals, family, and caregivers who battle this every day as well as awareness to the community. A special thank you to Graceful Living for opening your doors to Mom and Dad at just the right time to help each of us during some of Dad's final days.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) or another Mental Health/Stroke Recovery program of your choice in Tim's honor, with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds. With your help we can collectively help those in need recover as well as help end the stigma surrounding mental health.

In honor of Tim's memory, the family encourages those attending his service to dress comfortably in their favorite Buffalo Bills (Red, White, Blue), Buffalo Sabres (Royal Blue, Yellow), Pittsburgh Pirates (Black, Yellow, and White), or OU crimson and cream attire.

Condolences may be made, memories shared and services viewed online at www.ladusauevans.com.

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