Matt Smith

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Matt Smith, age 37, of Cape Coral, Fla., formerly of Cumming, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2016, after a lengthy illness at Joanne's House at Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs, Fla. He was born July 5, 1978, in Indianapolis, Ind., a son of the late Daniel L. Smith and Elizabeth L. Smith who survives. The family moved to Cumming, when Matt was just two weeks old.
He grew up in Cumming and was a graduate of the South Forsyth High School. Matt was a self-taught gaming software designer. In 2006, a job took him to Houston, Texas, until his illness brought him to the Ft. Myers area in Nov. 2014 to be closer to his family.
He is survived by his loving mother, Libby Smith of Estero, Fla.; sister, Stephanie Smith of Cape Coral, Fla.; paternal grandmother, Bernice Smith of Indianapolis; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Albright of Indianapolis; and an extended loving family.
He was our "hero" truly loved life and lived it to the fullest.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Matt's name may be made to Joanne's House at Hope Hospice 27200 Imperial Parkway, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 for the exceptional care they extended to Matt in his final days.
Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (239) 992-4982.
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Published in Forsyth County News from July 2 to July 4, 2016