Brady James Smith, age 37, of Glendive passed away with his family by his side on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at St. Vincent's Healthcare in Billings, Montana. Brady was diagnosed with a rare genetic blood disorder on April 4, 2019 and his mother stayed by his side from the moment of his diagnosis.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M. until 5 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019 at the Silha Funeral Home in Glendive. A Vigil Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glendive. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Francis Schreiber officiating. Rite of Committal will follow in Dawson Memorial Cemetery. Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Brady was born on May 20, 1982, in Glendive, a son of Ronald L. Smith and Mary Jo Kramer. He was raised and educated in Glendive, graduating from Dawson County High School with the class of 2001. Following his high school graduation he went to work with his dad in the family business, Smith Tico Oil Field Services. He had remained his dad's business partner until the time of his passing. Brady loved working with his dad. He also found time to do a little ranching on the side with his own little herd of cattle. He had a love of big trucks and being a cowboy ever since his childhood. One of his dreams was to have his own big ranch or to purchase the Kramer Ranch near Wibaux. Brady was also gifted with the ability to fix or weld anything. His family often sought out his help when they needed something made or fixed. He also really enjoyed listening to music, especially country or outlaw country.
Brady was a diamond in the rough. He had a tough exterior, but a heart of gold. He had a gift of gab, and could visit with almost anyone. Always quick-witted, Brady could make anyone laugh (usually with some colorful language). He had a thousand friends, aged 2-92. Above all though, family always came first for Brady. He was known as the Family Protector, and he looked out for them anyway he could. No matter how much work there was needed to be done, he would drop everything to be there for anyone. He loved his family more than anything and he will be missed by too many to count.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leatha Smith, and Jim and Shirley Kramer; and one niece, Mariah Knoll.
Brady is survived by his mother, Mary Jo Kramer of Miles City, Montana; his father, Ron Smith of Glendive; three sisters, Tara (PJ) Knoll of Glendive, Kylie (Scooter) Rohloff of Miles City, and Jacie Smith of Miles City; two brothers, Cole (Codi) Smith of Glendive and Brett Smith of Glendive; eleven nieces and nephews, MacKenzie Knoll (Chaz), Chase Knoll, Cade Knoll, Isabella Rohloff, Harlow Rohloff, Bailee Smith, Rylee Smith, Quinn Smith, Jense Smith, Veronica Smith, and Cearra Smith; one great-niece, Hadleigh; one great-nephew, Carter; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.silhafuneralhomes.com.