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William Michael "Mike" Smith

April 7, 1957 ~ January 20, 2024 (age 66) 66 Years Old

William Michael "Mike" Smith Obituary


William Michael “Mike” Smith, 66, of Paradise Island, Christian, WV, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at CAMC Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness.

He was born on April 7, 1957, at Logan, WV, the son of Emma Jeffrey Smith of Cow Creek and the late Ora Smith.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Priscella Cline Smith; one brother, Allie “Wildman” Smith; and one sister Brenda Vinson.

Mike was co-owner and co-operator of Paradise Island. In 1992, he and his wife bought an undeveloped island at Christian, WV, and began the work of their lifetime. In 1993, they moved onto the island after transforming it into the beautiful Paradise it is now known. In 2014, they began a food pantry on the Island to help those in need which blessed thousands in the surrounding areas. Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing corn hole with family and especially his friends at the Man Church of the Nazarene. He was also a retired coal miner. Mike will long be remembered for his kindness and generosity toward others, and he will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved him.

Those left to cherish his memories include his mother, Emma; three sisters, Emma Lou Messer of Granite Falls, NC, Sharon (Larry) Ramey, and Judy Adams both of Cow Creek; and two brothers, Lonzo (Connie) Smith and Rick (Sharon) Smith all of Cow Creek. Additionally, Mike leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews who loved him dearly, and a loving family at New Day Family Worship Center, along with countless friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 25, 2024, at Evans Funeral Home at Chapmanville, WV, with Pastor Jeremy Tomblin officiating.

In honor of Mike's wishes, his remains will be cremated following the services.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services Thursday at Evans Funeral Home.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Evans Funeral Home & Cremation Services at Chapmanville, WV.


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January 25, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Evans Funeral Home
334 Crawley Creek Rd.
Chapmanville, WV 25508

Funeral Service
January 25, 2024

1:00 PM
Evans Funeral Home
334 Crawley Creek Rd.
Chapmanville, WV 25508

To honor his wishes, he will be cremated following the services.


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