Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to the Smith family as we struggle with the loss of Automotive Technology Instructor Shelly Smith, who taught at Meridian more than 20 years.
If you would like to join in a celebration of Shelly’s life, a memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church in Yale at 202 Boston on Thursday, December 28 at 11 a.m. A viewing will take place on Wednesday, December 27 from 5-8 p.m. at the Palmer Marler Funeral Home at 500 East Detroit Avenue in Yale. The obituary can be viewed here.
Shelly was an incredible person. He loved his family and was always so proud when he talked about his kids and his wife Cara. He loved teaching and impacted many lives over the years. He was an essential part of our team, always willing to help others. He will be missed more than words can express. — DeAnna Little, Director of Instruction, Trade and Industry Programs
Shelly was a great guy and a good friend. We all went to lunch almost every day for years. He will be greatly missed by his buddies as well as his students. The success of his students at school and in life was very important to him. — Steve Young, Collision Repair Technology Instructor
Shelly was an awesome guy and good-hearted to the bone. I just can’t think of not going to lunch or visiting with him every day. He is definitely going to be missed. We (Meridian) have lost a great teacher and an amazing person. –Russell Frick, Computer Aided Drafting Instructor