Nathan A. Randall Smith

Nathan A. Randall “Nate” Smith – 37 – formerly of Cass St., Hornell, died unexpectedly on Monday (October 24, 2022) in Hornell.

Born on Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, MT on July 2, 1985, he was the son of Jeffrey Smith and the former Christyne Marie Armaly.

Being the son of a military father, Nate grew up in many locations throughout the world, including Wyoming, Germany, New Mexico, California and Portugal.  He resided in Hornell for several years and attended Hornell High School.

Throughout the years, Nate was employed as an independent contractor and was highly regarded in all areas of construction, especially roofing, siding and dry-walling.  More recently he was employed as a Landslide Litigator Technician for GSI GeoStabilization International of Kentucky.

Nate was an excellent fisherman who especially enjoyed fishing at Loon Lake with his children.  He was a die-hard Dallas Cowboys Football fan (NFL) and also enjoyed playing basketball in the Gus Macker 3 on 3 Tournament in Hornell.

He was married on July 21, 2012 to the former Denielle Troy who survives.  Also surviving are his children, Connor Bancroft, Peyton Smith and Lila Smith; his father & step-mother, Jeffrey Smith & Karen Monroe of Loon Lake; his mother, Christyne Marie Armaly of McAlester, OK; his siblings, Janina (Devyn) Kwiatkowski, Lian (Damon) Drake, Wesley Smith, Taylor (Adam) Harris and Zane Simonowicz; his maternal grandmother, Charlotte Stratton of  McAlester, OK; his maternal grandparents, Gerald & Edith Jackson of Arkport, NY; his paternal step-grandparents, Phil Monroe and Barbara Monroe; several nieces & nephews.

At Nate’s request there will be no calling hours.  A “Celebration of Life” will be held on Sunday from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the Hornell American Legion where family and friends will have an opportunity to share stories and memories of Nate.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

Nate’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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3 Responses to “Nathan A. Randall Smith”

  1. Marcia Smalt says:

    Jeff, Karen and family,
    You all are in my thoughts and prayers as you manage all the courage and strength to endure your loss. Nate was such a nice young man. He always had a smile and kind word. The last time I saw him he was sharing stories of the love and pride about his children and Father.
    A special thought and hug for his uncle Chris. God Bless you all🙏

  2. Dad says:

    Nate your smile, laugh, hugs, and memories will always be cherished. I love you and miss you so much already. 💗 Dad

  3. Uncle Ken says:

    Love you Nate. Rest in peace. Deepest condolences to the entire immediate family, especially the children.