Paul Daniel Smith

June 2, 1982 ~ January 9, 2024 (age 41) 41 Years Old


It is with a heavy heart yet a deep sense of gratitude that we remember Paul
Daniel Smith, who was called to his eternal home on January 9, 2024. Born June 22, 1982, Paul’s journey through life was filled with difficult struggles but marked by an extraordinary spirit of generosity, a tenacious entrepreneurial drive, and an unwavering commitment to his family.

Paul fought his battles with mental illness his entire life. Sometimes it would consume him, sometimes it would put him in bad places- a lot of times it would have him in a state of fear and helplessness. He constantly fought rejection because nobody understood him.  No matter how much he altered his life, it would follow him; however, Paul would not let this thorn in his side take his joy from him. Paul chose to be happy and live his best life regardless of the destructiveness his mental illness provided. He kept going. He pushed through it, he out-smarted it, and, he won this battle. It cannot go with him where he is now. He fought and he won.

Paul, a fearless giver, lived by the principle that the measure of a man’s wealth is the depth of his giving; He understood the profound joy found in selfless acts. Many times, upon receiving a substantial check, he would, with no hesitation, redirect it to family and friends. His priorities were never material, instead, they were firmly rooted in the well-being of those he loved and cared for.

His entrepreneurial spirit was nothing short of remarkable. Paul had the unique ability to breathe life into mere ideas, transforming them into successful ventures. He was known for his “Midas Touch” always able to extract value where others saw none. His knack for stress-testing everything he touched became a testament to his thoroughness- if a concept or product could withstand Paul’s scrutiny, it was indeed a keeper.

In his interactions, Paul was a unifier, even in disagreement, he had the rare talent to make everyone feel as though they were on the same side His charm and persuasiveness were such that in every job he undertook, he quickly rose to a leadership position, be it as a manager or a head salesperson. This was a testament to his leadership skills and his ability to inspire those around him.

Paul shared a connection with his immediate family that was profound and beautiful, akin to the deepest of friendships. Theirs was a relationship filled with shared laughter and tears, hopes and fears, and victories and defeats. Together they supported and understood each other unconditionally, their bond a testament to the incredible person Paul was.

As much as Paul was a beacon of love and generosity in his life, his passing has left an irreplaceable void in the hearts of those who loved him. The world was a better place with him in it. His energy was so strong and is missed. Yet, in mourning his loss, we also celebrate the life he lived and the immeasurable love he shared. It brings us comfort to know that Paul is now with his number one love, Jesus Christ, his Lord, and Savior. His legacy of faith, love, and dedication to family will forever remain in our hearts.

In remembering Paul, we recall the words of Theodore Roosevelt, “Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank with those timid spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much.” Paul was indeed one of those mighty spirits, a man who dared, who gave, and who loved with the fullness of his heart.

As we bid farewell to Paul Daniel Smith, let us not dwell on the sorrow of his departure but the remarkable legacy he leaves behind- a legacy of love, service, and indomitable spirit. May his story continue to inspire us, and may his memory be a blessing to all who knew him.

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Memorial Service
March 21, 2024

12:00 PM
Harvest Life Church
11437 Orchard Ave.
Nampa, ID 83651


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