Spencer Scott Smith - June 24, 2010
Spencer Scott Smith was born on April 16, 1986, in the family of Stan and Vicky Smith and sister, Katrinka, and brothers, Garrett and Preston. Spencer passed away June 24, 2010, as the result of a motorcycle accident.
He was baptized as a baby in the Episcopal Church with his cousin, Jordan Malcolm.
Spencer attended Imperial Grade School and participated in all sports. He enjoyed working cattle for Jack Fanning, helping out at the sale barn and summer harvest at Liebig Farms.
Spencer relocated with his parents to Hickman, Neb.in 2001. He participated in football and wrestling all four years at Norris High School and was proud to make the varsity football starting lineup for two years. He always held a part-time job while going to school, keeping his grades up and playing sports. Spencer graduated from high school in 2005 and went on to UNL pursuing a degree in High School Counseling. Spencer’s easygoing and fun loving personality made him a perfect fit for life in the dorms. He made lots of new friendships and learned all about life on his own.
Spencer’s charismatic ways made him a top notch employee. All the regulars at State Fair Park made their way to his betting window. They were not just bettors to him; as he took the time to get to know each and every one of them as a person.
Husker Car Wash became his home away from home. Spencer did not just work there, but was part of an extended family. Dave, Mike and Bill became some of Spencer’s best friends and mentors.
Most of all, Spencer loved his family and spending time with them. He loved making memories and living life to the fullest. He was the first to lend a helping hand and the last one to ever complain.
Spencer accepted Jesus as his Savior in August of 2009 and at that time he started a new journey to find his true purpose in life. Spencer never judged anyone and was fair to everyone. He left a special mark on every heart he touched.
A new found enjoyment for Spencer was his Harley Davidson. He enjoyed the freedom of the open road and cherished every moment on his bike. Spencer’s bike was his prized possession and when he was on it he was living the dream. Spencer’s life motto was “J.K. Livin’,” just keep living.
Spencer was so full of life and such a free spirit. To know Spencer almost made you jealous. He truly lived life day by day and didn’t have a care in the world. He never cared what people thought about him or what they would say. If Spencer had something to say he said it; if he had something he wanted to do he did it. It’s a shame that he was taken from us at such an early age. But we guarantee you his life was completely fulfilled.
He may have never married but he had met the love of his life and soul mate, Becky Allen. They had a love that could never be broken no matter what path they were led to. He may have never had any children of his own but his nieces and nephews brought him the greatest joy. He was always ready for a piggyback wrestling match or a water balloon fight.
Everyone loved Spencer and wishes they could have spent a lifetime with him. But God has a different plan for every life and now His plan involves Spencer.
Spencer was preceded in death by Grandpa D.E. Malcolm Jr., uncle Chris R. Malcolm, special cousin Harry E. Kinner Jr., great uncle Phillip “P” Langin and Grandfather Wayne Smith.
Survivors include his parents, Stan and Vicky Smith of Hickman, Neb.; sister, Katrinka, and husband, Mark Dicke, nieces Jillian and Jaelyn, step-niece Jamie Dicke and step-nephew Doug Dicke, all of Waverly, Neb.; brother, Garrett and wife, Lynn, and their children, Jaxson and Kaelee of Kansas City, Mo.; brother, Preston and wife, Marissa, and their children, Tessa and Alayna of Dodge City, Kan.; Grandma “Fernie” Ferne Malcolm of Waverly and Grandmother Marie Smith of Wauneta; special aunt, Vesta, and uncle, Dean Dack, of McCook; aunt, Bonnie Malcolm of Lincoln; uncle, Scott and Bunny Malcolm and families of Gering; uncle, Rick and Nan Malcolm and families of Pine Bluff, Wyo.; cousins, RC and Amy Malcolm and girls of Olathe, Kan., RD, Dalton and Amber Malcolm of Lincoln, JP and Sarah Malcolm and Hayden of Lincoln; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; and the love of his life, Becky Allen, of Lincoln, Neb.
Services for Spencer were held Saturday, June 26, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Hickman Presbyterian Church with Pastor Robert F. Field officiating.
Music was provided by bagpiper Stuart Westburg.
Interment was at Hickman Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Katrinka Dicke, Garrett M. Smith, Preston T. Smith, Mark Dicke, Reagan Malcolm, Ryan Malcolm, Jordan Malcolm, Dalton Malcolm and David Scaggs.
Honorary pallbearers were Jay Fanning, Don Buffington, Dean Dack, Del Dack, Bill Kasle, Tim Ritchie and Ben R. Houston.
Memorials may be made to an educational fund of Spencer’s nieces and nephews.
Cards may reach the family at: Stan and Vicky Smith, 634 Village View St., Hickman, NE 68372.
You were a tiny blessing
We could not wait to meet
A Miracle for God above
To make our family complete
And oh how you were pampered
And spoiled right from the start
As the youngest of the family
Love with all our hearts
And every day, dear youngest
From the dawn to setting sun
We’ve considered you a special gift
And counted memories one by one
We have cherished every moment
And we wanted you to know
You have brought real joy into our lives
And we love you so