Chad Smith

March 9, 1966 ~ February 19, 2017


Funeral services for Mr. Chad Smith, 50, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, February 23, 2017 in the Miguez Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Randy Caswell officiating.

Entombment will be in the Calvary Mausoleum under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Jennings.

Mr. Smith died at 2:43 p.m., Sunday, February 19, 2017 in the St. Luke Medical Center in Houston, Texas.

Funeral home visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday; and 8:00 a.m. Thursday until time of services.

Mr. Smith was born in Ville Platte and a resident of the Jennings/Hathaway area most of his life. He was an arborist by profession. He loved working on equipment and could fix anything. He had a generous heart and a welcoming smile and he made everyone feel like his friend. He loved being on the water and enjoyed hunting. He loved 70’s music and rock and roll.

Survivors include his wife, Paula Graunke Smith of Hathaway; one daughter, Paige Smith of Hathaway; one son, Corey (Christy) Smith of Lafayette; his parents, John and Shirley Smith of Jennings; two sisters, Tammy Chamberlin of Glenmora and Faylyn Willis of Oakdale; four brothers, Joey Smith of Elton, Frankie (Judy) Ardoin of Ponchatoula, Darren (Tracie) Smith of Jennings, Dean Smith of Jennings; and four grandchildren, Kayden, Kaleb, Cohen and Kensington.

He is preceded in death by two brothers, Phillip Ardoin and Johnny Smith.

Pallbearers will be Corey Smith, Kenney Byrd, Joey Smith, Darren Smith, Dean Smith and Ethan Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Frankie Ardoin, Steven George and Jordan King


Burial: Thursday, February 23, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 am

Calvary Cemetery

Funeral Service: Thursday, February 23, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 am

Miguez Funeral Home - Jennings

Visitation: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Miguez Funeral Home - Jennings

Visitation: Thursday, February 23, 2017
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Miguez Funeral Home - Jennings

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  1. R.I.P my dear old friend. You always had a heart of gold. Tell my friend Dana Marvin that I love her. Today 02-20-2017 was the most breath taking sunset because Heaven has two new angel to watch over our souls. Thank you God for blessing my life with Chad as apart of my life. God bless and Peace out.

  2. I'm so sorry to hear this. Chad will be missed by many but never forgotten. R.I.P. Chad. Praying for the family.

  3. Please accept my condolences. I remember Chad as young man with fond memories and love. My prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Thanks for the laughs and good times along the way old buddy.May you rest in peace and the lord continually bless your family.

  5. So sorry to hear about your loss . I will be praying for your family and friends .Mr chad will be missed he has cut many threes for myself and my family and his services will be missed. May GOD bless all.

  6. Your family is in our prayers. Chad is with his heavenly Father now. Love, Myrtle Mallett & Dionne Robicheaux

  7. I am so sorry and Heartbroken to here the news of my cousin Chad passing. I always remember that beautiful smile he had. I pray for Aunt Shirley, Uncle Smitty, Chad's wife , children and Grandchildren and all of his hard headed brothers. I am at a lost. We will see you all tomorrow.

  8. Daniel and I send our deepest sympathy to Chad's entire family. We will keep all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God bless and keep everyone.

  9. I am so sorry for your loss. I know God has wrapped his arms around your family at this time, keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. I am very sorry for your loss; during these difficult moments, rely on God for his comfort and guidance. As "the Father of tender mercies" (2 Cor 1:3), he cares for us so much that he promises a better future here on earth (Rev 21:4).

  11. Our lives will be so different now that our rock is gone ! It's hard to believe that you are in heaven and not still here with us ! We love you so much and you were a huge part of our lives thank you for bringing Corey to fezzos that week so happy that he's my husband ! Words can never describe how much it touched my heart to see you with the kids you were an amazing grandpaw and I will always keep your memory alive and tell them stories and show them pictures . I love you and miss you so much ( who will pick on me now lol ) !!!! I know that you will be our angel now and we will meet again in our forever home

  12. There is so many things I can say, you put me on this earth an I watched you leave it, I been with you almost 25 years an I never thought I would have to bury my father, my hero, the person who would have to fix everything I couldn't or broke. Not many people thought I was a daddys girl but I know I would do anything for you an you would do the same. What keeps me sane is knowing the memories we shared an the fact that when I look in the mirror I see part of you in me, everyone knows I act just like you daddy, an I can still see you grabbing my legs saying this girl has legs just like me, nobody in this world will take your place, I will never have another dad an I miss the times we had. I know a lot of times me an you were not perfect but I wouldn't trade you for anyone else. I will love you forever, because after all I am your daughter an you are my dad!

  13. I will always remember you Mr. Chad!! It was such a great honor to have known you and spend time with you. You were always the life of the party. You always had that sparkle in your eyes that could turn someone's bad day into a good day. There was never a dull moment around you. You will forever be in my heart and mind. I love you and I miss you Mr. Chad!! It's so comforting knowing you are up in heaven smiling down on us!

  14. i miss you dad, me an corey an mom have been taking it rough, we broke down for you the other day, I wish I could see your face an hear you laugh. I miss you everyday, its so hard to cope dad. I love you with all my heart an more.

  15. As I am sitting here at work all I can think about is you, its been almost 4 months dad an it seems like eternity. My life has completely changed an not seeing you around makes it so much harder. I am holding it together for our family but even days like today make it hard. I miss an love you daddy, with all my heart, from heaven to home, an home to heaven. Your little girl, Paige.

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