Daniel Shawn Smith, age 47 a resident of Mount Clemens, Michigan formerly of Missouri, died Saturday, November 12, 2011.
He was born April 10, 1964 in Fort Belvoir, Virginia to Kathleen Stockwell-Smith and the late David S. Smith.
Mr. Smith was retired from the United State Military, serving in the US Army infantry. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the Am Vets and rode his motorcycle with the Patriot Guard Riders, honoring fallen servicemen and women on their funeral day and in their funeral procession. He loved electronic gadgets, remote control helicopters and cars. At his home in Missouri he maintained his yard, shaping trees and pruning other landscape. He found pleasure in riding horses and was accomplished in that area.
He will be missed by his loving family, including his mother Kathleen Stockwell-Smith of Mount Clemens, brother, Derek (Elaine) Smith of Eastpointe, sister Kimberly (Michael) McGowan of Mount Clemens, his niece Kelly (Ernie) Mund, two nephews Josh and Nicholas Plantrich, a great nephew Kiontae, his uncle Eugene (Eva) Stockwell of West Plains, Missouri, and five cousins, Anson, Mary, Ron, Alan and Jim.
Besides his father he was preceded in death by his brother David Scott Smith, Jr.
A private memorial gathering will be held later.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest contributions to the Patriot Guard Riders, the DAV or Am Vets.
Cremation arrangements entrusted to Harold W. Vick Funeral Home, 140 South Main, Mount Clemens, Michigan.
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