Alan Timothy Smith, 59, Orlando, FL  passed away of natural causes in his sleep on January 17, 2018


Born March 16, 1958 to Fred and Rose Evelyn (Parrott) Smith at Whiteman AFB, Knob Noster, MO, he moved with his family to Aurora, Oswego and Chicago,  IL . Then to Forest Park, GA and finally to Orlando, FL.  


Alan graduated from Edgewater High School 1976.


Alan began a career with Walt Disney World Resort in 1982 accepting new roles and opportunities during his entire 28 year career.  Ready for a new challenge Alan went to work with some longtime friends at the Cardinal Casket and Sun Casket companies nearly 8 years at the time of his passing. 


Alan had many hobbies and pastimes throughout his life, sailing, playing guitar, diving, camping and Scouts in his youth, bowling, photography, and gardening as an adult.  Alan was an avid reader, very interested in new technologies and was very knowledgeable on many subjects.  Alan enjoyed traveling and spent many vacations visiting family members in TN, NY, NJ and MO.  He rarely missed a wedding, funeral or significant birthday.  He was host to many family members over the years playing Orlando tour guide even hosting family members for months at a time when they traveled south to work for “The Mouse”. 


Alan was a world traveler visiting Japan, South America, Thailand, and Canada and was looking forward to a trip to Ireland to help in his pursuit of another favorite pastime, Genealogy.  His relentless research using both old and new techniques filled many branches of the family tree.


Alan was preceded in death by both parents.  He is survived by a sister Crystal Smith, Flagstaff AZ and a brother Gary Smith of Orlando FL; Stepmother Gerri Smith, Step sisters Gina and Amy of Corbin , KY.  Aunt Shirley Davis, Kingsport TN; Uncle Bill (Jacqui) Parrott, Staten Island NY; Uncle Jerry (Mona June) Parrott, Knob Noster MO and many cousins and extended family members.


Celebration of life will be held February 10th, 2pm at Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando, FL.


There will be another ceremony in Knob Noster, MO Saturday March 17, 11AM at the Knob Noster United Methodist Church 116 East Wimer Knob Noster MO, 65336


In lieu of flowers, please perform a random act of kindness, tell your loved ones how much you love them, and be thankful for all your blessings.


Alan will be remembered for his calm and caring demeanor and his sense of humor. He will forever live in our hearts and souls.  Memories and condolences can be shared online here.