Derek Smith

May 4, 1976 ~ June 12, 2020 (age 44)


Derek Smith, 44, of Bardstown passed away Friday, June 12, 2020 at his residence after a long battle with Leukemia.  He was born on May 4, 1976 in Bardstown.  He was a Mason for Masonomics, Inc., owner and operator of Smith’s Lawn Service.  He was a U of L fan, a green thumb, a master at cooking out, and loved his nieces, nephews, his dogs, fishing and hunting.


He is preceded in death by his father, Donald William Smith, Sr.; brother, Donald William Smith, Jr.; maternal grandparents, Dorothy and Rhodie Smith; and paternal grandparents, Francis Smith and Jeanette Guest.


He was married to his childhood sweetheart Susan McKay Smith for 14 years; mother, Clara Smith of Cox’s Creek; two sisters, Jennie Smith of Cox’s Creek and Carrie Cox of Murray; paternal grandfather, Jim Guest; nieces and nephews, Mikey, Katie, Jacob, Morgan, Jacob, Peyton, Kobe, Amelia, and Savannah; special aunt, Mary Hagan; mother-in-law, Gaye Franke; father-in-law, Phil (Jann) McKay; brother-in-law, Ben McKay; sister-in-law, Brooke McKay; and several uncles, aunt, relatives and friends.


His funeral service will be held at 5:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Barlow Funeral Home.  Rev. Jason Harris will be officiating.  Visitation will be Tuesday, June 16, 2020 from 2 P.M. till 8 P.M. at Barlow Funeral Home.  


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