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“My condolences and prayers for Michaels friends and family. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Matt Cockerell - Midland, TX

“To the Smith Family, Our hearts break for you and Mike's "Blue Family"...I knew Mike when he worked with my brothers in Howard County and he was...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Jennifer (Dunlap) Rowan - TX

“Smith Family, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God Bless each and everyone of you. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Lupe - Midkiff, TX

“To the family of Mike Smith: My prayers are with the family . I did not know Deputy Smith, but feel very strongly about the dedication and...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Cathy Ervine, Justice of the Peace, Prec.#3,Pecos County - TX

“Smith Family, No words can describe the hurt we all feel in the loss of a wonderful person and friend. The love that will surround you all the...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Adam & Shamayne Dunlap - Midland, TX

“My toughts and prayer's are with the family of Deputy Michael Smith. I attended the Law Enforcement Academy with Michael, I must say what a warm...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Sarah Pool - Stanton, TX

“sorry for your loss keeping you and your family in our prayers if there is anything we can help with just give me a call love u lots!! ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: carolyn samples - monahans, TX

“Thank you is not enough for the service your husband and your whole family has provided to Upton County. Deputy Mike Smith will not be forgotten Our...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Tina Moody - McCamey, TX

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of loss. A thanks for his service to help keep West Texas safe. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Terry Moore - Denton, TX

“im so sorry for your loss ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: joshua sigmon - big spring , TX


Michael Ray Smith, 44, of Rankin, passed away in the line of duty on Friday, June 8, 2012, in Upton County.
Funeral services will be held at 11am on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at the Park Building in Rankin. Burial will follow in the Rankin Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home of Crane.
Michael was born on August 13, 1967 in Odessa, Texas. He graduated from Permian High School in 1986. He married Bobbie Jo Gober on March 5, 2001 in Odessa. Michael was a Deputy Sheriffs officer for Upton County and had worked there for past two and a half years. He had also worked for Ector and Howard County Sheriff's Departments. Michael loved his job. He was a great husband and he loved his family. He was preceded in death by his father, Grady Ross Smith on August 9, 2001.
He is survived by his loving wife, Bobbie Smith of Rankin; his daughter, Megan Smith of Rankin; his three sons, Joshua Smith of Rankin, Michael Andrew Smith of Deridder, LA, and Ian Smith of Lufkin, TX; his mother, Judy Smith of Odessa; his brother, Jeff Smith and his wife Lori of Odessa; his niece, Katelyn Smith of Odessa; and one granddaughter, Bethany Madison Smith of Big Spring; and several aunts; uncles; and his beloved family at the Upton County Sheriff's Office.
Michael's Watched Ended 6/8/2012.