Kirby Criswell Smith(1949 - 2013)

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Kirby Criswell Smith died Sunday, January 13, 2013. He was born in Independence, Mo. April 20, 1949. He was raised by his parents Harriet Hager Smith and A.G. Criswell Smith Jr. in Pittsfield with his two sisters Nancy (died 2011) and Natalie Cristine (died 2001).

He attended Park Street Baptist Church and graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1967. Kirby resided in Santa Barbara, Calif. for his entire adult life. His vocation was interior and exterior painting, and he thrived in nature as an avid outdoorsman. He loved to go camping and hunting in the mountains of California with friends. He often traveled to New England for family gatherings and was a devoted son, brother and uncle.

His mother, Harriet Smith of Concord, survives him as well as his niece, Deidre Tao of Massachusetts, and his nephew, Liam Sullivan of California.

A private family memorial service will be held.

Published in The Concord Monitor on Feb. 6, 2013