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Kristen Kayne “Kris” SmithPassing: May 24, 2020


Hop Cemetery

Graveside Service

Thursday, May 28th @ 11:00 a.m.


Hop Cemetery

Thursday, May 28th @ 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


Hop Cemetery

Thursday, May 24th @ 11:00 a.m.

MITCHELL   –   Kristen Kayne “Kris” Smith, 42, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020.

Born May 27, 1977, in Paoli, he was the son of Lonzo Franklin Smith and Nina Lanette (Terrell) Parsley. 

Kris was a long-time owner of Smith Tree Service and loved his work.  He as a member of the Sons of American Legion Post No. 250.  Kris enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping, and loved spending time with his boys.

Heather Smith of Mitchell
Dakotha Kayne Smith of Campbellsburg
Xavier Tyson Sons of Bedford
Kristen Kayne Smith II of Salem
Lathan Mounce of Mitchell
Caleb Payton of Mitchell
Nina (Robert Brown) Parlsey of Mitchell
Carolyn Smith of Somerset, Kentucky
Russell “Rusty” Harden of Salem
Lonzo Franklin Smith II of Mitchell
Kilijha Smith of New Albany
Frank Smith of Florida
Diane Smith of New Albany
Ashley Smith of New Albany               

His father preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 28, at Hop Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the service.

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42 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Larry Bundy Jr. | Mitchell, IN
    Date: August 18, 2021
    I enjoy the"memories" of growing up with you, still to this day. I am sorry for the differences that drove us apart in life, But I look foward to seeing you "one day" on the other side. Rest in Peace My Friend....
  2. Guest: Aspen Perryman (Niece) | New Albany , Indiana
    Date: September 16, 2020
    You we're one great uncle , Ill never forget you . I pray i come across one of our pictures we took , I'm gonna miss you. Its almost been 4 months and it hurts like hell . Thank you for my birthday present btw, It was so sweet . Thanks for dropping it off too. Sincerely , Your niece , Aspen N. Perryman
  3. Guest: Aspen Perryman | New Albany , Indiana
    Date: September 16, 2020
    I'll never forget whenever mam lived in that big house on the hill and you we're there alot & taught me hella stuff . Ill never ever ever forget you & I pray every night that you made it into gods arms , Safely. I love you , Forever And Always , Your niece Aspen.
  4. Guest: Tammy Pipkin | Sanford, NC
    Date: June 1, 2020
    My thoughts and Prayers for the family and his boys. Kris was always smiling.
  5. Guest: Troy n Rachelle tillette | Bedford in
    Date: May 28, 2020
    RIP you will be forever loved and for sure missed. Love you buddy !
  6. Guest: Rosanna Allbright | West Baden
    Date: May 27, 2020
    I loved this boy when I knew him in the late 70's early eighties. My heart is heavy. 💔
  7. Guest: Andrew Beckwith | Greenwood
    Date: May 27, 2020
    He was my step dad but he'll always be like a real dad to me.😭🙏
  8. Guest: Becky Smith | Paoli, Indiana
    Date: May 27, 2020
    Love and Prayers to you All! I can't name just one, because there are So many devastated by this. Have faith in knowing that you will see him again! Love, Becky Smith
  9. Guest: Sarah Holiday | Mitchell, IN
    Date: May 27, 2020
    RIP my friend. Until we meet again........
  10. Guest: Jasmine | french lick indiana
    Date: May 27, 2020
    I'm so sorry for the loss of Kris. My prayers are with everyone.
  11. Guest: connie/rick bennett | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: May 27, 2020
    Connie/Rick Bennett:: We both are truly sadden to hear of this. We enjoyed talking with Kris at our son's hose cutting a tree down, We send our Prayers and deepest condolences to all the Family and Friends..
  12. Guest: Paula J Mcknight | Louisville Ky.
    Date: May 27, 2020
    Rest In Heavenly Peace Kris you was way to young to go like this my prayers are with you and your family!!!🙏🙏🙏
  13. Guest: Connie/Rick Bennett | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: May 27, 2020
    Connie and I (Rick)
  14. Guest: Tiffany Michael love u bub | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: May 27, 2020
    There are too many to mention! You will be missed to say the least Bubby.love u
  15. Guest: Cheryl “Rose” Wright | Mitchell, IN
    Date: May 27, 2020
    A sweet & nice guy w a huge Heart~ Flying high w the Angels n Heaven!
  16. Guest: Ruth D. Marshall | West Baden Springs
    Date: May 27, 2020
    Nina, I will always remember the precious little fellow I met years ago when he was in my classroom in Paoli. May God wrap him in His arms and welcome home to Heaven. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Peace be with you during these dark hours. Ruth Marshall
  17. Guest: William and Melinda Pastors | Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Date: May 27, 2020
    We will meet again!! Save us a good seat!!
  18. Guest: Teresa Chastain | Mitchell
    Date: May 27, 2020
    I am sorry for your loss. Kris was a good guy.
  19. Guest: Danny & Amanda Payton | Mitchell ind
    Date: May 27, 2020
    Prayers for the family
  20. Guest: Tina Roll | Falmouth Ky
    Date: May 27, 2020
    Prayers for all friends and family. Hadn't seen Kris in years, but nice memories. He was always such a nice guy. I hate that this has happened, prayers to all his family and friends.
  21. Guest: Shelly Dobson Spearman | Mitchell, IN
    Date: May 27, 2020
    I have no words...a sad, heartbreaking and senseless loss... Kris was a great guy, and he will be missed. 💔😢😭
  22. Guest: Korki TINCHER Lagenour | Bedford ind
    Date: May 26, 2020
    Kris was a great kid. He and the boys hung out here at the farm with Rusty . He loved messing with and riding the horses and drinking a beer n bbq hamburgers b he Will b missed. Hugs and prayers to his family.. Love ya Korki
  23. Guest: Teresa beasley | Mitchell IN
    Date: May 26, 2020
    So sorry for your loss
  24. Guest: Imagene Meredith | Tanner Ala
    Date: May 26, 2020
    Grew up friends
  25. Guest: Anyastasia | Mitchell in
    Date: May 26, 2020
    Kris would give the shirt off his back or his last dollar to anyone ❤ When he was married to my aunt he was the best uncle although he had our arguments he was still wonderful! I love you kris❤ Crazy to think I had just waved at you the day before on Main st❤ Gone too soon but never forgotten ❤🤘🏼
  26. Guest: Sydney | Bloomington
    Date: May 26, 2020
    you were such a sweet man rest easy until we meet again
  27. Guest: Rachel Goldsberry | Mitchell IN
    Date: May 26, 2020
    I am so sorry for your loss. Kris was always a great guy. I am praying for you all. 💔 Love, Rchel
  28. Guest: Karen | Mitchell
    Date: May 26, 2020
    I love and miss you son great man took away to soon💔
  29. Guest: Gary Keynon | Seymour, Indiana
    Date: May 26, 2020
    Thoughts and prayers go out to Heather, the kids and the rest of the family that you may find some sense of peace and comfort during this most difficult time.
  30. Guest: Jayden | Mitchell indiana
    Date: May 26, 2020
    I remember when kris was married to my mom and took me to the creek to play all the time or to spring mill. You are loved and missed kris i think about you every day
  31. Guest: Angela Dace (Johnson) | Indianapolis, In
    Date: May 26, 2020
    Love & miss ya brother❣ Best tree monkey ever... 💔
  32. Guest: bobbetta robertson | mitchell, in
    Date: May 26, 2020
    im very sorry for the loss of someone so young and full of life
  33. Guest: Gabe and Laura | Mitchell, in
    Date: May 26, 2020
    We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.
  34. Guest: Trent Haste | Mitchell, In
    Date: May 26, 2020
    Deepest condolences and prayers for the family. Will see you on the other side my friend.
  35. Guest: Misty Hawkins | Paoli IN
    Date: May 26, 2020
    You each are in my thoughts.
  36. Guest: David & Terri McPherson | Mitchell, indiana
    Date: May 26, 2020
    So very sorry
  37. Guest: Connie R Stoll | Loogootee, In
    Date: May 26, 2020
    So sorry to hear of Kris passing. He did a great job cutting trees and cleanup in our lawn. May God be with the family.
  38. Guest: Lori Grissom | Orleans In
    Date: May 26, 2020
    Sorry for your loss my prayers go out to the family.
  39. Guest: Cortni Rainey | Springfield, Missouri
    Date: May 26, 2020
    Keeping everyone in my prayers. I love you all. RIP Kris! ❤❤
  40. Guest: Ola Smith | Salem
    Date: May 26, 2020
    U willbe missed my brother..love you..😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥
  41. Guest: Ruth Reynolds Terrell | Bedford
    Date: May 26, 2020
    My thoughts and prayers are with everyone at this time. R.I.P man
  42. Guest: Shelly and John Cleek | Kenansville, Florida
    Date: May 26, 2020
    Sorry for your loss. PRAYERS for family and a special one for Nina