Obituaries

Michael R. Smith 1942 - 2014 Kansas City, KS

Michael “Mike” R. Smith, age 71 of Kansas City, Kansas passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 14th 2014 at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. Memorial Services will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday Jan. 19 at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. prior to the service also at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association in care of the funeral home.
Mike was born on Aug. 27, 1942 in Kansas City, KS. and graduated from Washington High School in 1960. He loved taking trips to the lake, and enjoyed boating very much. He always had a good time hanging out with friends. Mike also enjoyed sports, especially watching the KC Chiefs play. But his real passion in life was cars. He started working on cars as a child. He later became a mechanic and began racing cars. He became a huge fan of NASCAR. If he wasn’t attending the races, he never missed a Sunday afternoon race on TV. He recently started selling cars, and enjoyed that as well. He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Janette Smith and one daughter Destiny Wiles. Survivors include his daughter Kori Jenkins, three grandchildren Taylor Jenkins, Joe Jenkins, IV., and Makiah Wiles, sister Karen Pasley and husband Ron, niece Kari Pasley Kline, nephew Randy Pasley, As well as many, many friends.
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