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Michael “Mike” Smith

May 05, 1962 ~ March 11, 2022

Michael “Mike” Smith, 59, passed from this world to the next on March 11, 2022.  Mike was a long-time resident of Vero Beach, Florida and enjoyed many adventures here.  Mike was born on May 5, 1962 in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Vero Beach when he was 17 years old.   Mike worked for many years for the City of Vero Beach as an irrigation specialist.  He left the outside to work inside in food services at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital.  Mike was lucky that at the age of 43 he received a pancreas/kidney transplant that then blessed him with 16 years of good health.  While being flown to Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida for his transplant by Angel Flight, he fell in love with flying.  He later became a spokesperson for Angel Flight (and got to meet Mrs. Georgia!) and was blessed to become a pilot.  He loved flying and missed it when it was no longer an option for him.  Mike was predeceased by his Father, Murray Smith, and his niece, Nikki Durling.  Mike is survived by his Mother, Nancy Cran; his sisters, Cindy Rednour (Chuck), Susan Durling (Mark), Lisa Mroz (Michael), and Jean Feathers (Michael) and many nieces and nephews.  Yes, “Michael” is a popular name in our family and we wish our Michael Smith a peaceful rest until we meet again.  The family suggests that any donations in Mike’s memory be made to UF Health Shands Transplant Center.


Sue Smith

March 16, 2022, 6:59 pm

Nancy and family, I was so sad when I saw that Mike had passed away. The last time I saw him was at Saint Helens Church, and he seemed so very happy. Grandma and Grandpa Cran were very special neighbors to me and I bet Mike is there with them now. My condolences go out to everyone, may You find comfort knowing he is now in Gods hands and no longer suffering.

Thressa Ocallaghan

March 17, 2022, 1:35 pm

I was very blessed to have Mike in our lives.He was a very sweet man and would give anything he could just to see someone else smile may he rip he will be truly missed by everyone.Until we meet again Mike.

Jan Mizelle

March 17, 2022, 4:40 pm

RIP MIKE , u were a wonderful person Steve enjoyed talking with you at all of the Durling family home gatherings prayers to all family members love Jan Steve Mizelle


March 17, 2022, 5:25 pm

I met Micheal at Indian River Hospital about 7 years ago. We worked together. He was so friendly and always smiling, laughing and joking throughout the day. Our patients loved to talk to him and said what a kind voice he had. He will be missed. Now he can fly forever.

Jennifer Pratt

March 17, 2022, 5:35 pm

I met Michael about seven years ago at Indian River Medical Hospital. We indirectly worked together. I found Michael to be happy and friendly, laughing and joking throughout the day putting smiles on everyone’s faces. He will be missed. Now you can fly the skies forever. Rest in peace.

Rebecca Rumbley

March 18, 2022, 3:20 am

Mike mike mike I love you so very much you did the best you could to make sure you saw your second family smile & I liked that about you. You were great you wanted nothing but greatness & happiness for all you were a wonderful human being I love ya mike mike mike. May you R.I.P you bent over backwards to help everyone you possibly could you were so great mike


March 25, 2022, 1:53 am

Mike was the greatest neighbor anyone could ask for. He always was there for you and always with that big clown smile it was the best. The two years of shooting air rifles and watching old plane movies which I had no idea what I was watching are truly missed and I know it’s good to know your finally at peace in your heart and I know your smiling down on us all.

Karen Noffsinger

March 29, 2022, 4:55 pm

I was so sorry to see that Mike passed away. He was such an amazing soul. I worked with him back in 2010 at IRMC in the kitchen. He was always such a friendly guy. Patients would always request to speak with him, his demeanor made them feel seen and cared for. God bless his family and friends. He will be greatly missed. Fly high my friend.

Terri hedgepeth

March 29, 2022, 5:10 pm

Robert and I are so sorry to hear about Mike. He was such a true friend to us. We had him over for dinner and he would help us with odd jobs around the house. Loss contact with him when we moved, although a few weeks ago, we tried to call him on his phone and no Mike, now we know why.☹❤My prayers and condolences for the family and friends. God took our friend and made an angel to watch us all REST IN PEACE MICHAEL WE LOVE YOU AND WILL MISS THAT SMILE!! Robert and Terri Hedgepeth

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