Dean Smoot


Private Celebration of Life

Final Resting Place

Downing Cemetery


Family or
Scotland County
Antique Fair Association

{Jan. 26, 1946 - Jan. 5, 2021}

Kenneth Dean Smoot, 74, of Memphis died Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis following a battle with COVID-19.

He was born the son of Robert Cly and Wilma Leona (Redding) Smoot on January 26, 1946 in Downing.

Dean grew up in Downing with his three siblings. He graduated from Downing High School and later attend went to school to be a mechanic.

He married the former Connie Evans in October 1966 in Memphis. To this union was born two children: Dana and Evan. Dean and Connie later divorced.

Dean was employed at Fasco for many years before going into business for himself. He enjoyed raising farm animals, gardening, harvesting honey with Roger Gosney, visiting the coffee shops and Sandhill

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Dana (Smoot) Vanmeter; a sister, Phyllis Boyle; nephews: Jeffrey and Brian Houghton; and a niece, Marci Dieterich.

He is survived by his son, Evan Smoot of Bloomfield; grandchildren: Hunter, Olivia, Drew, Emma and Katy Smoot; brother, Richard (Nancy) Smoot; sister, Linda (Bob) Bell; several nieces and nephews; his beloved dog, Smokey, who went everywhere with him; special friends, Michael and Stacy Browning of Colorado, along with their children Greyson and Liam, who all became family for Dean and held a special place in his heart.

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  1. Sorry for your loss. Dean was a wonderful person.

    Comment by Matt and Carol D Shoemaker on January 7, 2021 at 8:50 am
  2. Dean was a great guy! He will be missed by many !

    Comment by Harry&Mary Ransford on January 7, 2021 at 10:42 am
  3. Dean was a wonderful man always willing to help. He will be missed by many.

    Comment by Richard Rader on January 7, 2021 at 1:31 pm
  4. We were neighbors for about 9 years. Dean would stop and visit with us when we were outside, which was alot, and always waved when he went by if he didn’t stop. He gave us advice on our tractor and helped if he could. He still called us neighbor even after we moved. He could be a little onery but we expected that from him. Prayers for your family. He will be missed.

    Comment by Kevin and Jeanette on January 7, 2021 at 4:27 pm
  5. So sorry for your loss. I remember when Dean and sometimes you too, Evan would come out and help work on machinery for Dennis when we were on the farm. Later days when he would stop and visit he mostly talked about those grandkids. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Comment by LaDonna and Ryan Baker on January 7, 2021 at 5:20 pm
  6. So sorry for your loss, Dean was a classmate you could never forget

    Comment by Dorene (Martin) Russell on January 8, 2021 at 9:32 am
  7. Sorry for your loss. Den was highly respected in community and well loved by all. Will miss him and his smile very much.

    Comment by First Presbyterian Church on January 8, 2021 at 10:54 am
  8. Enjoyed having coffee with Dean everyday at 2 PM at Lacey’s. He always asked about our dog and we asked about Smokey. We are really going to miss him and 2 o’clock coffee won’t be the same.

    Comment by Dallace & Bonnie Schumacher on January 8, 2021 at 10:58 am
  9. Dick and Linda, Loosing another classmate is heartbreaking. I have very fond memories of Dean and his being ornery at times. I loved my classmates at Downing. We were close and truly cared about each other. Hugs to you and your family. Becky Erwin Wilson

    Comment by Rebecca Erwin Wilson on January 9, 2021 at 10:09 am
  10. Dean was my always my favorite coffee drinker at Lacey’s. He always knew how to make me smile. He was such a great person. I’m so sorry for your loss!

    Comment by Tricia on January 11, 2021 at 10:42 am
  11. Dick, Linda & Family. So sorry to hear the loss of Dean. Remembering all the fond memories we had growing up together, riding motorcycles, hunting or just having fun. our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Comment by Robert L Blessing on January 11, 2021 at 3:09 pm
  12. Dean was a genuine guy and we’re very saddened to lose him. We were always happy to see him in the clinic and talk to him on the phone. We miss him already.

    Comment by Elizabeth Dole on January 12, 2021 at 8:10 am
  13. So sorry for your loss. Dean was a great guy. Thoughts and Prayers.

    Comment by Ronnie & Wanda Girardin on January 15, 2021 at 9:19 am

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