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.