Dr. Adam D. Smith, 35
Dr. Adam D. Smith, 35, of Lafayette, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, IN. Born November 15, 1977 in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Douglas T. and Kay E. (Cutchin) Smith of New Haven, IN. Dr. Smith graduated from R. Nelson Snider High School in Fort Wayne in 1996. He did his undergraduate work at Michigan State University
and received his PhD in Physics from the University of Illinois
. He was a professor in the school of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Ivy Tech in Lafayette for the past 3 years.
His marriage was to Kristin K. Taylor on June 3, 2000 in Fort Wayne and she survives. Dr. Smith was a member of Clear River Church in Lafayette where he was also a member of the worship team. He enjoyed playing the piano, baking, reading, and spending time with his family.
Surviving with his wife and parents are his two children, Anderson "Andy" T. Smith and Zoe E. Smith both at home; two sisters Marie K. (Smith) Zoller of Muncie and Julie A. Smith of New Haven; his paternal grandmother Mary "Cece" Smith of Fort Wayne and his wife's parents Kay and Paul Taylor of Fort Wayne.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Clear River Church, 423 N. 3rd St., Lafayette, IN with the service to follow at 2 p.m. Pastor Tony Ranvestel officiating. Burial to take place on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Concordia Cemetery Gardens in Fort Wayne. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Clear River Church or Ivy Tech Foundation Fund for Dr. Adam Smith, P.O. Box 6299, Lafayette, IN 47903. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com