Matthew “Scott” Smith


Matt Scott Smith


Matthew “Scott” Smith

July 10, 1963-April 27, 2020

Life has taken an unexpected turn for the worse and our dear Scott slipped away peacefully in his sleep in Redding, Calif., while working at a family member’s home.

He was a very loved man. His top priority was being a loving supportive father and family member. He had a life lived with many accomplishments. He was a star quarterback at Ponderosa High School in Shingle Springs where he graduated in 1981. He lived for extreme sports like skiing/mountain sports, motocross and crossing the Rubicon, basically anything with a motor and wheels. Many great memories were made with his family going camping and enjoying the outdoors. 

He built and remodeled houses and businesses all over the nation helping mold it to the beautiful place we call home. During his life he also worked as an engineer for AT&T in Sacramento helping to lay all the fiber optics and build the cell phone towers we all very much use today. His work led him to the Carpenters Local Union 46 in Shingle Springs where he helped fabricate and build many facilities all over the great state of California. His craftsmanship will be something we all benefit from for the rest of our lives.

His humor and loving spirit will never be forgotten. Willing to give the shirt off his back to anyone in need, he was truly an extraordinary and exceptional man.

He is survived by his loving mother and father Jay and Mary Ann Smith, his loving sister, Debi Smith-Goedeck. His loving daughter and step son, Brianne Smith and Jeremy Long, the loving mother of his child Lori Bishop-Smith. And many, many others who will forever love and miss him. His death has shook us all to our core and this is a very tragic loss to our family.

Services will be held in Diamond Springs this summer when we can all safely get together due to the pandemic and celebrate this beautiful life that was taken way too soon. Please reach out to any family members if you would like to attend or send your love.

“I keep a close watch on this heart of mine

I keep my eyes wide open all the time

I keep the ends out for the tie that binds

Because you’re mine, I walk the line.”

-Johnny Cash

I love you times infinity Daddy. You’re my best friend forever. Love, your baby girl Bri.