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Nathan Smith

October 5, 1976 — March 28, 2024

Meridian

Nathan Wade Smith, 47, affectionately known as "Nasty Nate," passed away peacefully with his wife Melissa at his side in the early morning hours of March 28, 2024 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Nate was born in Boise, Idaho to Kathy Worthington and Kirby Smith on October 5, 1976. He graduated from Borah High School in 1994.

While generally a man of few words, Nate's journey through life was marked by a constant thirst for adventure, a deep passion for music, and the intense happiness he received from the quality time he spent with his family and friends. His greatest joys revolving around the love of his wife Melissa and his 3 daughters, Paige Detro, Kayla Hickey-Smith, and Zoey Smith.

Nate enjoyed good food, loud music, and a lifetime of adventure, including travels to unforgettable locations like Hawaii and Florida, all the way to international destinations in Europe and Nicaragua.

As the bass player in the rock band Fly2Void, Nate loved to share his passion for music both on and off stage, always willing to give his time and attention to those he interacted with. He embraced every moment with an infectious enthusiasm that touched the lives of everyone fortunate enough to know him.

Nate's memory will forever be cherished by his wife, Melissa, his adoring daughters Paige, Kayla, and Zoey, his devoted parents Kathy and Kirby, his stepfather Larry, his stepmother Tatiana, his grandparents Rita and Merlin Marlatt, and his grandmother Eve Smith. He is also survived by his aunt Julie Marlatt-McGarvin and uncle Michael McGarvin, uncle Daniel R. Smith and aunt Debi Smith, aunt Suzanne R. Smith-Holman and uncle Michael Holman, and uncle David A. Smith, along with eight nieces and nephews who held a special place in his heart.

Nate was preceded in death by his grandfather, Dick Smith, and leaves behind a legacy of kindness, love, and unforgettable memories that will endure for generations to come.

His spirit will live on in the hearts of those who loved him, reminding us all to live life with the same passion and joy that he embodied each and every day.

May his memory be a blessing to us all, and may his spirit continue to shine brightly in the lives of those he loved.

In the words of his uncle Danny, "Nathan will never be forgotten.”
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