Alec Christopher Smith

Died: Tue., Jun. 11, 2019

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Alec Christopher Smith, 26, of Tampa, FL, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Alec was a smart, engaging young man with a kind heart and a goofy sense of humor largely inherited from his dad. He was a huge Florida Gator football fan and looked forward to attending home games each season. Alec always had room for ice cream and time for "just one more" roller coaster ride. He loved flying and aspired to be a pilot. In his free time, Alec was an avid gamer and enjoyed playing World of Warcraft. At one point, he was ranked as one of the best players for his class in the world. Alec was a fan of the Star Wars universe and all things connected to the series. He watched all the movies and animated shows, played Star Wars games, and read the books/comics.

Alec also enjoyed spending summers with his family in Okoboji, IA. He could talk through the night about any and everything on the deck. He was an excellent maker and eater of s’mores, was always up for boat rides, nutty bars, and trips to Arnold’s Park.

He is so very loved and missed by his mom and dad, Lori and Chris Smith of Tampa, FL; sisters Emiily (Ricky) Mills of Tampa, FL, and Abbey Smith of Coon Rapids, MN; grandmother Karen Widestrom of Eagle Grove, IA, and grandparents Carla and Grady Smith of Seneca, South Carolina. Alec is also cherished, remembered, and loved by his aunts, uncles, cousins, and many other family members and friends.

Alec was preceded in death by his grandpa, Bill Widestrom, and his boxer dogs Gator and Buster.

Alec never met a dog he didn't like. Alec loved animals and animals loved Alec. For this reason and in lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to:

Boxer Rescue Angels of Florida
P.O. Box 110632
Bradenton, FL 34211

If you prefer to make a donation electronically, donations can be made in memory of Alec via the website at:

Please direct additional inquiries regarding memorials to the MacDonald Funeral Home, Tampa, FL.

Alec will be remembered, loved, and missed every single day.

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MacDonald Funeral Home

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Rosemary Davis
   Posted Mon June 17, 2019
So sad to hear of Alec passing. He was loved and will be missed by all the Dailey's. He had the best smile and heart. We will miss him coming to Okoboji and all the fun times we had together. He also gave the best hugs. He is gone but will never be forgotten. We will think of him with a smile always.
Love you Alec Smith
Mike, Rosemary, Austin, Cody and Hunter

Tom o
   Posted Mon June 17, 2019
We at so sorry for your loss we also have lost to many family and friends that were way to young . The one thing that has brought our family peace
Is remembering what jah promised in John 5:28,29 “ Do not be amazed at this for the hour is coming in which all those in the Memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out”.
Our god can fix some of us now and some of us in the new system.
May you and your family find comfort in the days ahead u

Shane V.
   Posted Fri June 21, 2019
Emily, though we haven't worked together for very long we have all quickly come to love and appreciate you as part of our work "family". My wife, Gwen, and I wish to express our deep sorrow at your family's loss. We will continue to keep you and your family in our prayers in the coming days. May God bless and comfort you.

Kim Russoniello
   Posted Fri June 21, 2019
You were the very first of my many nephews/nieces and you will hold a special place in my heart. You were such a caring and sweet kid. Always empathetic to others. I still can’t believe you are gone and it tears me up inside knowing I will never see you again. I hope you are in a better place. I love you. - Aunt Kim

   Posted Sat June 22, 2019
I did not know your loved one, but I am so sorry for your loss. The majority of us are not strangers to loss. Many who have experienced loss find these practical suggestions helpful. Allow yourself time to grieve, talk about your thoughts and feelings, accept help, draw closer to God, visualize the resurrection. Doing these things has given many people, myself included, the strength to go on. My sincere condolences at this difficult time.

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