Madison R. Smith II

Madison Reuel Smith II, 62, passed away at San Jose Health and Rehab Center in Jacksonville on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

Mr. Smith was a resident of Putnam County for over 35 years, coming from DeLand. He worked as a tree surgeon and was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Palatka. In his spare time, he loved fishing and being on the water. But best of all, he loved visiting with his family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Madison Reuel Smith I; brother, Julius Leston Smith; uncles, Murray Edgar Smith and Julius Smith; and aunts, Joyce Chavis and Sue Pigue.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Evelyn and James Cook of Hollister; son, David Jay Smith of Paisley; daughter, Heather Garcia of Orange City; sisters, Michelle (Glen) Thomas and Jenny Flannery, all of Palatka; grandchildren, Kelsey Nicole Garcia, Hector Eugene Garcia and Mackenzie Noel Garcia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will welcome friends and family at the funeral home 6–8 p.m. Friday, July 13 for visitation and viewing. Graveside services will be at a later date at Seville Cemetery in Seville.

Arrangements are under the direction of Clayton Frank & Biggs Funeral Home in Crescent City.