Blake Smith
(1968 - 2010)

Blake Smith
Nickname: Mopar

Illinois, United States of America
May 25, 1968

Louisiana, United States of America
September 20, 2010

Spending time with his family, Drag Racing, and taking vacations with his wife and children
Happy Anniversary, Blake! Twenty-two years ago today, we became one! I love you and I miss you so much and I long to be with you again! We will be together again soon! I love you and Happy Anniversary!! If I only had five minutes the day you passed away, I would have had time to tell you all the things I needed to say.
I never got to tell you how much you mean to me,
Or that you were the best husband, better than any man could be. The last time that I talked to you I wish I would have known. I would have said I love you more,and kept you on the phone.
If I only had five minutes, the morning you passed away, I'd give you one last hug so tight and see your great big smile. I'd tell you that I don't think I could live without you, not even for awhile. I'd kiss your cheek and take your hand and tell you it's okay to go And tell you that I'll miss you, more than you'll ever know. But you were gone so quickly, one last car ride you'd take. Before you even knew it,
you were standing at Heavens gate. Now God has called upon you, It's time to get your wings.
To leave this life behind you, And enjoy all of Heavens beautiful things. So wait for me in Heaven Blake, Don't let me come alone. The day the angels come for me, Please be there to bring me home.
I love you...........

Blake Smith
Matthew 5:4
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Blake Smith was born on May 25, 1968 in Chicago Illinois. Just as an antique car, Blake will always be remembered as an authentic classic. He had an appreciation for life like no other. He believed in morals, integrity, and family. This is some of his story.

Blake was a loner growing up. He always liked being alone. Although he enjoyed being by himself, he ached for someone to talk to. One day back in 1987 when he was around 19 years old, he sat on the porch of a nearby Church and told God he was tired of being by him self and asked God to send him somebody, somebody to love, somebody to lend an ear, and somebody to spend the rest of his life with. God was listening. I lived less than a mile from that church. We met for the first time in November 1987, introduced to each other by his cousin Rodney. I was blown away by his sweet smile and the biggest brownest eyes I’d ever seen. He was the most sincere, honest person I’d ever met. And although he had a heart of gold and the sweetest smile, he also seemed to be very sad. I was intrigued by this amazing man. We talked all the time, of his family, his childhood, and about the future. He would talk of things that hurt him deeply, and my heart would break for him. We would talk for hours and hours and I would just listen. That’s all he really ever wanted was someone to ‘listen’ to him. If we weren’t talking in person or on the phone, we were writing letters to each other. I still have the first letters he wrote me. We were married one year and two months later on January 9, 1989. It was the happiest day of our lives. We stayed awake all night talking about our new life together, our future, and we both finally had someone we could lean on.

Our son Frankie was born on October 23rd. Blake was beside himself. He was so happy and so proud of his son. He wanted Frankie to have the best of everything. No matter how big or how small, it had to be the best. He immediately began passing on his knowledge and passion for drag racing to Frankie. Blake would spend countless hours with Frankie in the garage, teaching him, loving him. I would sit and just watch the two of them parading around the garage, Frankie asking what does this do or what is that for. Blake never hesitated to teach him things. When Blake was tearing down a motor or putting one back together, Frankie would watch, and learn. When Frankie graduated high school and although he always felt ‘embarrassed’ showing his emotions in public, Blake wept. He was so proud of our son. Frankie was proud that day too; not because he graduated high school, but because he was proud to have Blake for a dad. Blake passed on knowledge to Frankie about life and what it meant to be true to your word.

When our daughter was born on November 26, 1999, Blake was again elated. The day we came home from the hospital, he immediately got on the phone and called his racing buddies and told them about his new daughter. He was so proud. I had several names in mind for our daughter, but Blake knew immediately what to name her. He didn’t hesitate to tell me, and she was named Dana. After Dana was in school, she asked her daddy one day, who named her “Dana”. He said that he did. He asked her if she knew how he came up with her name. She said she didn’t and he told her it was after the type of rear-end in his race cars. Dana frowned, but Blake smiled. Dana wrapped her daddy around her finger from day one. He gave her two nicknames: “Dana-Belle” and “Happy”; he said it was because when she was a baby, she seemed so happy and when she wore her frilly dresses, reminded him of a “Southern Belle”. Blake loved us unconditionally. He made sure we went together on vacation every year. There were countless weekends when we would get up early on Saturday and go to Gatlinburg for the day and then drive back home. He really enjoyed taking Dana and Frankie on the go-cart rides. This family time meant the world to him. When he would get back in town on Friday after the work week, he always came by my work to see me or even stay to have lunch with me. He said countless times that anything we done, we done as a family. If Frankie had to work and couldn’t go to the drag strip, we didn’t go. If Dana was sick and couldn’t go, we didn’t go. He always put us before himself. He would do without just so we could have things. He did this with everyone he came in contact with.

All who knew him knew he was an honest man, a man of his word. A good name meant so much to him. He never met a stranger and didn’t hesitate to help others in need. He loved to show others kindness and love; something he missed for so long. Blake loved unconditionally; without conditions or limitations. He loved not from what he saw on the outside, but from what he saw on the inside. Blake had a big heart and it took special people to reach it.

We will miss him terribly, every day, for years and years to come. We will treasure the memories of this man God created and put in our lives. We will always remember the laughs, the good times, and the touching moments we shared. We love you so much! Rest in Peace, Blake. Until we are all together again,

Miss me, but let me go
When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free
Miss me a little - but not too long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that we once shared
Miss me - but let me go
For this is a journey that we must all take
And each must go alone
It's all a part of the Master's plan
A step on the road to home
When you are lonely, and sick of heart
go to the friends we know
and bury your sorrows in doing good deeds
Miss me - but let me go

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Happy Birthday! This would have been your 47th birthday. It's been 5 years this year....You are still loved and missed!
Melissa Smith (Wife)
May 25th, 2015
Today, January 9th.... This would have made 26 years! Hard to believe! Just wanted to let you know you are still very loved and missed....and Happy Anniversary.
Melissa Smith (Wife)
January 9th, 2015
There are so many things that i wish i could tell you and ask you. but i dont think that a chcance like hat is going to happen for a while.. I feel like i can feel you sometimes... maybe its just my mind.. maybe you really are there.. im not gonna know for many many years. I love you Daddy.. ❤️❤️
Dana Smith (Daughter)
December 14th, 2014
Happy Birthday! It's hard to believe you have been gone almost 4 years. You are still missed !! Happy Birthday to a wonderful man!
Melissa Smith
May 25th, 2014
Blake, I work with your beautiful wife. She misses you so much and talks about you all the time. I did not know you but I can tell that you were a very special person. Rest in Peace and one day your loved ones will get to see you again.
February 25th, 2014
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"Hey daddy, i love you so much! i wish you were here... nothings working right. Have you been haunting the challenger and the Cuda? LOL!! Love you... say hih to Max, Cujo, Josy, and Sable for me, k? love you, bye bye :)"
Dana Smith
July 18th, 2013
"Hey daddy, i love you so much!You left everyone way to quick. I know your up there somewhere playing with Max Factor a& watching everybody. But, i want you to know that no one can replace you & you'll always be the one i can count on to listen.<3 u"
Dana Bell
March 16th, 2013
"Blake it's been 1year and 3months sence you went home to be with our Lord. I know your up there looking down telling your love ones dont do that you better think about what your doing. Just wont to say Merry Christmas and miss you very much. Love U"
Spamela (Sister in law)
December 24th, 2011
"I love you so much daddy! You are the best dad a girl could have... I couldn't ask for a better dad. You are so caring & so loving, i just can't stand you not being here. I love you daddy!! YOUR THE BEST!!!! love always Dana Bell"
Dana Smith
November 26th, 2011
"Happy Thanksgiving, Blake. It's really hard to believe that you've been gone for TWO Thanksgiving's now. I still miss you. We had alot of great times, huh? You will forever be in my heart. I will always love you."
Melissa Smith
November 24th, 2011
"I love you so much!!! you are and were like a friend to me at school. I honestly miss having you yelling at me telling me to put my shoes on while i'm outside running around barefoot.My daddy will always be missed and not be forgotten. LOVE YOU!!bye"
Dana Smith
October 29th, 2011
"I miss my daddy so much! When daddy died, I was called out of class from school, when I got to mom's work, I couldn't believe what i was hearing. I miss you yelling at me all the time, tellin me to put on shoes. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!LOVE ALWAYS, DAN"
Dana Smith
October 28th, 2011
"i love you so much!! i miss you as much as i love ya. i really wish that i could have the duster so frankie could have your car and the challenger. i love you so much... love you daddy dana bell."
dana smith
July 6th, 2011
"I love you so much & miss you as much as i love you!!! you're just like a best friend at school. It was so hard at Christmas & New Years Eve not having you physically there to watch the ball drop with us!! I Love you, daddy.Your daughter, Dana bell!"
Dana Smith
January 1st, 2011
"I didn't know Blake very well, but I know you loved him deeply. I still remember you standing in the hall before school. Not everyone is blessed with someone to love who loves them back. Glad you found that with Blake. True love never goes away!"
Vickie Buttram
December 14th, 2010


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