David Emerson Smith

August 27, 1948 ~ January 11, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old

David Smith Obituary

David Emerson Smith, 75, Pocatello, passed away, January 11, 2024. He was born on August 27, 1948 to Austa Rose and Donald James Smith in Seattle, Washington. David was the 1st of 8 children.

David married the love of his life Dottie Marene Smith in 1971 and brought 4 beautiful daughters into the world.

David was a man of great faith, who loved the Lord with all his heart. He was the most humble, loving, and caring husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He was a devoted friend who would give the shirt off his back to anyone. He loved the outdoors and especially loved taking motorcycle trips with his brother John.

David is survived by his wife Dottie Smith; his daughters Stepheni (Chris) Rudolph, Heather (Bill) Nichols, Kimberly Smith, and Carri Smith; his 8 beautiful grandchildren Brent Bradford, Danica Bradford, Sydney Nichols, Preston Nichols (Fiance, Breeawn Clegg), Kierstin (Preston) Stoker, Alyssa Hensley, Bradon Reeder, and Emerson Reeder; his great grandchild Oliver Stoker; his brothers and sisters Don (Nichole) Smith, John (Kathy) Smith, Darrel (Julie) Smith, Joyce (John) Moropoulos, Richard (Lisa) Smith, Donna (George) Bartolome, Christine (Steven) Knouse, and many nieces and nephews.

David is preceded in death by his mother Austa Rose, father Donald James Smith, mother-in-law Mary Orchard, and his sister-in-law Sheila Meese.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 3rd 2024 at 12 PM in the Calvary Chapel of Pocatello Idaho, 1633 Olympus Drive.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Cornelison Funeral Home, 431 N. 15th Ave., Pocatello. Condolences may be sent to the family online at

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