Christopher D. "Chris" Smith
1980 - 2020
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Christopher "Chris" D. Smith

Evansville, Ind. - Christopher "Chris" D. Smith, beloved son of Charles Smith Jr. and the late Darlene (McGuire) Smith, departed this life on November 13, 2020 in North Granby, CT.

Born on January 10, 1980 in Evansville, IN, Chris graduated from North High School prior to attending Indiana University. There, he became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. before graduating with a BA in English. Chris later received his MBA from the University of Notre Dame. There, he also served as an adjunct professor of Strategic Human Resources while maintaining a successful career in the business sector ultimately leading to his most recent role as Division Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Talent Management for Comcast in Berlin, CT.

Chris' memory will be lovingly treasured by his lovely wife, Natasha (Caines) Smith; beautiful sons, Xan, Tyce and Kroix Smith; father, Charles Smith Jr.; sister, Tina Smith Staten (Darius); parents-in-law, Ken and Brenda Caines and sister-in- law, Kendra Caines. In addition to immediate family, his extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, close friends and his brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi will likewise cherish the joy and love mutually exchanged over the years.

Private services will be streamed live at 1:00 PM (CT) on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at with Elder James Hickerson officiating. Click on the "Live Stream" link to stream the services. Those invited to attend will be required to wear masks.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to a trust fund being set up for the benefit of Chris' children.

A full obituary may be viewed at where you can also leave an online condolence.

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Published in Courier Press from Nov. 19 to Nov. 20, 2020.
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November 22, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Natasha and the Smith family, I am so sorry for your loss. He was a valued colleague and friend who will truly be missed.
Kimberly Cartella
November 21, 2020
Chris always shared compassion and great energy with everyone in the room. You and your family are in my prayers. Rest In Peace Big Bro
Aloha and Mahalo***
JD Hayes
November 20, 2020
Tina (Darius) Smith-Staten
November 20, 2020
Christopher was more than a brother. He was my son. He was so attached to me that I could hardly make a move without him wanting to to go, including my dates. I will truly his funny sense of humor. We had our ups and downs, but there was definitely unconditional love. You will FOREVER be in NaNa's heart. I Love You!
Tina (Darius) Smith-Staten
November 20, 2020
My heartfelt condolences, my prayers and thoughts with the family. Your Comcast family will miss you -- Ecclesiastes 3:1-4
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance
Tony Rivera
November 20, 2020
Chris was a kind spirit and always thought of others above himself. His smile brought joy into every situation and his energy was unmatched. It was so awesome to come up under his wings as a member of Kappa Alpha Psi. Rest in peace Nupe! We'll see you on that golden shore someday. Much love and prayer for his family.
November 19, 2020
R.I.P.-Nephew and friend with talent, skills, compassion, personality, leadership and of course, an all around good person.
Preston Smith
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