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Brian Smith


September 17, 2020

Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Brian Lee Smith, 54, of Colton, Wash., passed away September 7, 2020, from injuries suffered in an agricultural accident outside of Colton.

Brian was born December 25, 1965, in Moscow, Idaho, to Robert & Peggy (Kuntz) Smith. He grew up and attended school in Colton and following graduation from Colton High began his career in farming.

Brian went to work for Murai-Wolf Farms where he spent over 28 years working in all aspects of the operation. Brian was a conscientious, positive person who never said no to whatever the job. If he was asked for 10 he did 15 and always bought tools and hardware on his own account to accomplish the project. He farmed, served as mechanic and always completed the task no matter how many hours it took. Brian knew the location of every tool and piece of equipment, even the coffee cup I misplaced. He knew every inch of the farm ground and made the land his life.

Brian was a loving son, brother and uncle. He was dedicated to his parents, making sure all their needs were met. Brian was an all-around good guy who enjoyed the friendship of many. He was an avid video gamer and a kid at heart.

He is survived by his parents Robert & Peggy of Colton; his brother Tim (Shannon) Smith of Spokane; his niece Hope Smith and his nephew Noah Smith. Brian was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Kimball Funeral Home in Pullman, Wash. A graveside service will be held on Friday, September 18, 2020, at 11 a.m., at St. Gall Catholic Cemetery in Colton, Wash. Social distancing and standard protocols are suggested. Online condolences may be sent to http://www.kimballfh.com


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