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Paul Addison Smith was born on May 2, 1954 and passed away suddenly on August 12, 2019 in Mesa, Arizona. Paul was a true Arizona native, born to the late Philip and Janice (Beach) Smith and raised in the Phoenix area. Paul lived out his days in the Arizona sun where he eventually met his best friends and wife, Lori (Williams) Smith, daughter of the late Jim and Kay Williams. They were married in Sedona, Arizona on October 3rd, 1992. They bought and built their first family home in Gold Canyon where they raised their three girls—Serena, Michaela and Amanda. Paul was a family man before anything else and was the greatest dad whoever lived. His first priority was loving his wife, Lori and showed it in so many ways that nobody could deny the vastness to which he loved her. Paul was also an easy-going, happy man who enjoyed the smaller things in life like a family dinner or just waking up in the morning. Paul was always happiest when his family was together having a good time.
Second to his family came working with his hands. Paul was a real live “MacGyver”. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix. He was a very resourceful man capable of improvising with anything available to get done what he needed to do. Along with being a handyman, he was an honest man. He never cheated anyone or cut any corners to get a job done. He was incredibly conscientious and proud of his work. Roofing, building and working with his hands were just some of the ways Paul enjoyed himself throughout the years. He was loyal to Headlee Roofing Company for over 40 years as a superintendent.
Paul also loved going on adventures and exploring North America with his wife and daughters. He leaves behind a strong legacy of love, devotion, hard-work, and so many happy memories for us.
Paul is survived by his wife, three daughters, one granddaughter to be, two older sisters, Margie (Lanny) Owens and Pam (Steve) Thacker. Lori’s siblings, Tracey Hall, Terri (Doug) Brown and Tammy (Joe) Miceli, Terry (Vicki) Haloulos and countless cousins, nieces and nephews. Paul touched many lives and will remain in all of our hearts until we are once again reunited.
Paul’s Celebration of Life will be Wednesday, August 21st at Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, 7900 East Main St., Mesa Arizona. The viewing will be from 9 to 11 AM with the service and committal to follow