In Memory of

Matthew Brendan Smith

November 5, 1985 - December 25, 2023


Matthew Brendan Smith Matthew Brendan Smith, 38, of Independence, MO, passed away on Dec. 25, 2023, at CenterPoint Medical Center, following a brief battle with cancer.

Matthew was born Nov. 5, 1985, to Robert and Ann (Bachman) Smith, of Lee’s Summit, MO, where he was raised. Matt was part of the 7th generation of the Hink-Davis family of Lee’s Summit. He attended Westview Elementary and Campbell Middle School and graduated in 2005 from Lee’s Summit North High School. He also attended Longview Community College. At LSN, Matt played football for 4 years, and lettered 4 years on the varsity roller hockey team, where he scored many hat tricks. Matt was also a Bass Section Leader in the LSN Men’s Choir with his favorite teacher, Mr. Steve Perry.

Matt was a 6th generation member of Lee’s Summit Christian Church, where he served for 6 years as a Junior Deacon.

Matt loved NASCAR races, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Royals, and the Kansas City Mavericks. He loved KC barbecue and enjoyed making his own rubs and smoking pork shoulders. He was so proud of his nephew Julian, who is continuing Matt’s love for brisket and the smoker. In the summer, Matt loved swimming and lounging at his Aunt Mike’s and Uncle Denny’s pool and helping all the kids swim.

Matt worked in Loss Prevention for several years at the JC Penney Distribution Center in Lenexa. He worked for the past 5 years for MoDot in North Kansas City, where one of his many duties was driving a snowplow on I-35.

Matt was preceded in death by his father, Bob Smith; his older brother Brian Smith; grandparents Murl and Dorothy (Davis) Bachman; Uncle Mark Bachman; Aunt Roberta Creiger; Cousin Shenandoah Myers, and sister-in-law Angela Smith.

Matt is survived by his mother, Ann Bachman Smith, of Lee’s Summit; sister and brother-in-law Megan and Mike Dickinson; nephews Julian, Jaydon (Carmen) and Jaxon Dickinson, and Brendan Elkins; his niece Carolyn-Ann Elkins; his aunts and uncles Eric and Paula Bachman, Jodie Bachman, Dennis and Mike Myers, and Larry Creiger; his girlfriend, to whom he planned to propose, and love of his life Rena O’Donnell and her children Lily, Tammy and Timmy; and many cousins.

Services will be Saturday, Dec. 30, 2023, at Lee’s Summit Christian Church, 800 NE Tudor Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO. Visitation will be at 9:00 am, with Funeral service at 10:00. Burial will follow at Lee’s Summit Historical Cemetery. Per Matt’s request, please come in casual Chiefs attire. He hated dressing up, and doesn’t want anyone else to suffer, either! Matt also requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations in his memory be made to Lee’s Summit Social Services


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I offer my deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved Matthew Anne and family. His time with us was too short, but his impact was immeasurable. Psalm 116:15 “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” Grateful that his path to Heaven was laid early in his life. My heart is with you Anne and Megan.

Anne please accept my sympathy for the loss of Matthew. May your wonderful memories of him give you peace and comfort.

Ann and family- I am so very sorry to hear about Matt’s passing. Love and prayers to all of you.

Deb Sanning

Lord, I know that You are the God who heals. Today, I pray for those whose hearts are laden with sadness and grief for losing a loved one or friend. May they come to You, Jesus, to find rest for their weary hearts and broken spirit.

We are here to love and support you! I am sorry that we were out of town on 12/30 or we would have been there to love on you and your family.

Christopher, Debora, Raleigh and Clara Wallace


Saturday, December 30, 2023
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Lee's Summit Christian Church
800 NE Tudor Rd
Lee's Summit, MO 64086


Saturday, December 30, 2023
10:00 AM
Lee's Summit Christian Church
800 NE Tudor Rd
Lee's Summit, MO 64086