Grover Cleveland Smith II also known as “Cleve Smith” passed away on December 16, 2021, at the age of 48. He is preceded in death by his father Grover Cleveland Smith (also known as Red), Mother Alice Fey, and stepfather Robert Slabinski. He is survived by the mother of his children Samantha Hudson, stepfather Robert Bailey, daughter Cheyanne Smith, and sons Grover Cleveland Smith III also known as “Tre Smith”, Zachary Smith, Morgan Smith, Rhamey Ihmeidan, Anthony Dukes, and Raivon Williams. His daughters-in-law are Madison Smith, Celia Smith, and Samantha Dukes. His grandchildren include Ginny Grace Smith, Kennedy Morgan Smith, and Zachariah Dukes. He is also survived by his siblings, David Knoble, Janice Vaughn, Kim Ihmeidan, and Lillian Pasten.
Cleve was a proud American who had a great love for his country. He valued every moment with his family, especially his grandchildren. His children meant the absolute world to him and were always his top priority. Cleve had an undying love for music particularly his favorite band Metallica. Cleve also had a tremendous love for the game of chess and taught every one of his children how to play at an early age. Furthermore, he loved the game of disc golf and frequently took trips with his children and closest friends to go play at different courses. Above anything, Cleve had a selfless love for people. He always put the needs of others above his own and took pride in doing for others. Beyond living a life full of compassion, Cleve also had a lighthearted personality and loved to entertain others through his sense of humor. He loved to joke with his family, children, and friends.
Visitation will be held at Crestview Funeral Home in Gallatin Tennessee on Tuesday, December 21, from 4 pm-8 pm, and on Wednesday, December 22, from 11 am -1 pm. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, December 22, at 1 pm. The Smith family wants everyone to know that all are welcome to attend the celebration of life for the beloved, Grover Cleveland Smith II.