Sibbald Michael “Mike” Smith, 61, of Greenville, SC, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016.
He is survived by his wife, Vickie Richardson of the home in Greenville; his mother, Mary Catherine Smith of Cherokee; his sister and brother, Cathy Smith Burns of Cherokee, and Gary Smith of South Carolina; his four children, Kellie Bowen and husband Mike Bowen of Maryland, Meggie Carden and husband Tony Carden of Georgia, Jacob Smith and Joshua Smith of South Carolina; and his four grandchildren, Dylan, Anabel, Alice, and Violet.
Michael was preceded in death by his father, Sibbald Smith.
Mike attended the United States Naval Academy and Clemson University, and had a successful and extensive career in electrical engineering. A descendant of Chief Nimrod Jarrett Smith, Mike was a proud member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and dedicated his life to the preservation of his family’s heritage. Mike recently worked extensively in Vancouver, British Columbia and received his Professional Engineering license and subsequently his Iron Ring, a symbol usually reserved for those individuals who have attended colleges in Canada.
Mike will have a visitation in the Chapel of Long House Funeral Home from 6-9pm on Friday, Jan. 29 followed by a funeral Service on Saturday officiated by Red Bradley of Waterfalls Baptist Church in the Chapel as well. Pall Bearers will be among the family and friends. Burial will be in the Blythe Cemetery in the Wolftown Community following the services at Long House.