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Paul Smith


Paul A. Smith, 30, passed away May 24, 2024, in Bradenton, Florida. He was born in Brandon, Florida, on July 23, 1993.

Paul is survived by his dad and stepmother, Brian and Diana Smith, two sisters, Michelle and Julie Smith. He is also survived by his grandparents, Alan and Annette Smith, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He is predeceased by his mother, Mary, grandfather, and grandmother, Jessee.

Paul attended The Haven Academy and in recent years The Haven Adult Day Training program with his sister, Michelle. He loved his sisters and especially connected to his sister, Julie. He affectionately called her "Sister Bear". He also loved going to church, attending his More than Conquerors Group and loved reading and listening to the church services. He memorized many movie lines from his favorite childhood story characters.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 11 am, at Lakewood Ranch Baptist Church, 5600 Deer Drive, Sarasota, FL 34240. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, 604 43rd Street West, Bradenton, FL 34209, is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to The Haven at 4405 Desoto Road, Sarasota, FL 34234 (www.TheHavenSRQ.org ).