Services celebrating the life of Milton Kyle Smith will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, Louisiana with Bro. Brian Lafleur and Christopher Smith officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2023 at the funeral home.
Kyle was born July 14, 1957 in Mansfield, Louisiana to Milton and Jeanette Smith and entered into rest on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 in Stonewall, Louisiana after a 26-month long fight with lung, thyroid, and melanoma cancer.
He attended Stanley High School where he graduated in 1975. Kyle had multiple fulfilling careers which included being a narcotics deputy, oil field hand, advanced EMT, and security officer. Kyle is best known by those who love him as being an avid hunter and fan of the New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers. Most would remember him as the loudest in the room with the biggest smile.
Preceding him in death are his grandparents, Thomas and Georgia Lee Palmer and Lovert and Tressie Smith.
Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Milton and Jeanette Smith; son, Brandon Smith; daughters, Jacqueline Ladatto and husband, Doug, Jessica Smith Honaker, and Amber McDonald and husband, Tanner; sister, Tina Hunter and husband, Wayne; brothers, Burt Smith and wife, Kerry Lynn, Tim Smith and wife, Lavonna, and Terry Smith; grandchildren, Trent Bristow and wife, Anna, Holden Honaker, Haiden Honaker, Eilon Honaker, Everett Honaker, Michael Smith, Aubri McDonald, Emily Ladatto, and Beau Ladatto; great grandsons, Gunner Bristow and Willie Bristow; and special friend, James “Boogie” Bossier and wife, Barbara.
Honoring Kyle as pallbearers will be his nephews Christopher Smith, Cody Lee, Jonathan Smith, Logan Smith, and Caden Smith.
The family would like to thank all of his physicians he encountered along his way at Ochsner, but especially, Dr. Beedupalli, for her extensive care and empathy during Kyle’s battle with cancer. Special thanks to Gentiva Hospice and his nurse, Amber.