May 17, 1962 April 09, 2023
May 17, 1962 -- April 09, 2023

Alan `Merv` Smith

Alan “Merv” Smith, born 05/17/1962 in Dallas, TX, passed away 04/09/2023 in Dallas, TX after a brief battle with tonsil cancer.

Survived by his wife of 19 years, Kimberley Smith, Mother Ann Smith, sister Kelly Payte, and grandchildren Brayleigh, Marleigh & Raiden Bass.

He is also survived by sister-in-law Tanya Coldiron, nephews Donald Coldiron , Justin Payte, Cody Payte, Jordan Payte, and nieces Krystal Bunch, Kristina Castillo, and numerous other family & friends.

Alan was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Smith, son, Christopher Smith, 2 brothers-in-law, Clay Payte and Dickie Coldiron, and Grandmother Helen West.

Alan was a 1980 graduate of Lakeview Centennial High School.  He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, and he loved NASCAR and ice hockey, which he played in his youth.  He was a collector of sports memorabilia & and anything else that caught his eye.

Alan’s biggest joy in life was his 3 grandchildren. He loved spending time with them.  Alan always had a smile on his face, and he loved making people laugh.  He thought that was his mission in life.  His favorite answer to the question “How do you feel?” was “With my hands!”

Alan will be missed by all who knew and loved him.



Rob & Lori Strickland April 25, 2023

Friend of Sister Kelly Surf City , North Carolina

We are so very sorry for your loss. Kelly has always spoken of her family and her brother in high regard. Our thoughts and prayers to you all.

Kathy Thompson April 25, 2023

friend Meridian , Mississippi

My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

vicki Flint April 26, 2023

Friend Mineola , Texas

When I think of Alan - He always had a Smile on his face.. He always had clean white tennis shoes. He always had a clean shiny truck. He had so much Love for Kim and the Grandkids and of course Chewy.. He will truly be missed by everyone he touched in life.. God Bless his Family..

Jessica West April 27, 2023

Cousin Seven Points , Texas

When I was little he was in his teen years. He went to hang out with friends or girlfriend. I remember peeking in his room. It did show so much of his like of the Cowboys and Nascar. He hung out with Marvin during the Cowboy games. Later when Chris came along I would help keep Chris busy playing and going walking around the house. Once Chris learned to walk he loved taking my hand and walking around. "Whats this?" Pointing at everything. Just a little share of what I remember of the three I was close to when I was little. When we were all grown up we lost touch. So sorry for your loss and know we all have lost someone we love. But see them soon on that great gate when we are all called up.

Steve and Staci McMillan April 28, 2023

friend Hideaway , Texas

Kelly- we are so sorry for your loss and wish we could be there in person to comfort you and the boys. Please let us know if you need anything. I know it is so painful to lose a sibling but know he is dancing in heaven with all the family that has gone before him and he is no longer in pain. We love you all and remember it is never Goodbye but see you again someday!! Love to you all!