Lee Smith, 55, of Louisville, Kentucky, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. Lee was a passionate, generous, selfless, good Christian man to anyone who happened to cross paths with him. Lee enjoyed every moment with his sons creating memories: fishing, hiking, traveling, teaching and coaching in sports and life. He is a proud Marine that served our country with honor and courage for 6 years. He was an avid Steelers fan and a passionate soccer coach with a love for the game. His final selfless act was choosing to save lives by donating his lifesaving organs to others as his last gift to the world. He will be missed and loved by anyone and everyone who had the honor of knowing him.
He was born on January 27, 1967 in Louisville, Kentucky to Rulan and Dottie (Dumeyer) Smith. He is preceded in death by his Father, Rulan Smith, Siblings, Rulan Smith, Jr., Keith Smith, Kevin Smith, and Kathy Smith.
Lee is survived by his loving Wife of 30 years, Sonya Smith; Sons, Joshua Smith and Caleb (Sarah) Smith; Bonus Son, Chartier "CK" Irakoze; Mother, Dottie Smith; Siblings, Perry (Donna) Smith, Tim (Tara) Smith, and Dawn (Drew) Barbeau; Mother and Father-In-Law, Garry and Linda Sturgeon; Sister-In-Law, Melissa (Detra) Duncan, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends to cherish his memory forever.
Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, January 27, 2023 at Little Flock Baptist Church , (5500 N Preston Hwy). His visitation will continue on Saturday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am and his Funeral Service will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, at Little Flock Baptist Church.
The family requests that contributions in Lee’s memory be made to Mockingbird Valley Soccer Club (3000 Mellwood Ave Louisville, KY 40207) to help fund scholarship players with equipment and travel.
To leave a special message for the family, please press the share memories button at the top of the page.