Benny Lavon Smith II

benny smith ii
Benny Lavon Smith, II, born August 8, 1952, passed away in the morning on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at the age of 60. Born to Ben and Peg Smith, Benny is survived by his loving wife, Pam; children Jordan, Ivetth, and baby granddaughter, Avery; sons Ryan and Derek; siblings Dave, Megan, and Holly; and beloved dog, Oso. A mentor to many people throughout his life, Benny most cherished his family and loved his friends as if they were family. Some of his fondest memories were while he was serving as a missionary for the LDS church in Buenos Aires, Argentina, diving for abalone in Gualala, playing hearts with friends at the cabin, and riding his Harley motorcycle everywhere in between. Benny was proud to be an American and a 49er fan. As his father said, his life was fascinating to watch. Viewing will be held on Friday, July 12th from 2-8 PM at Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels, 40842 Fremont BLvd, Fremont, CA. Services will honor Benny on Saturday, July 13th at 11 AM at the LDS Church on 1655 Noreen Dr., San Jose, CA 95124. A Luncheon will follow. Bikers Prayer Biker angel be my guide As I climb upon my scoot to ride Let your halo light the way And keep me safe from harm today Let your wings provide me wind and air And send it coursing through my hair Find me a peaceful sunny place And let it shine upon my face Keep the clouds and rain at bay And keep me dry throughout the day Watch over my brothers who ride with me Keep them safe and close to thee Keep my wheels upon the ground So I'll return here safe and sound But should disaster be my fate Guide me through to Heaven's gate If I must join my fallen brethren Please show me the way to Biker Heaven

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  1. So glad we got to visit with you the other day. God bless yo in Heaven-“Bikers Heaven” and your family left behind as well. I’m glad you went in peace.

  2. So happy to know you Benny. We have a common friend and missionary back in the 60’s in Merlin Jensen. What a cool connection.

  3. So sorry we didn’t stay more in touch over these past years. We had some great times and always was a good day with Benny. Miss you brother. Nelson Paynter

  4. God Bless your family! It was a joy to know you, you will be missed. Comforting to know that your spirit lives on and that you are no longer in pain.
    God be with you til we meet again.

  5. What a great man and example to all. We will miss you but only til we meet agin. We love you. Bruce and Raquel Musgrave

  6. Our prayers and love to you all. How thankful we are to know about life after death, but it still hurts to have a loved one leave us behind.
    The Wickstrums

  7. THANK YOU! For all the great times! Biggest heart, most selfless man I know. You will be missed, but will always be in our hearts. I will cherish our times. (So have heard this latest joke?) Never end a conversation with out a joke from you. God Bless You and your family.

  8. We will miss you, Benny. Our memories include lots of laughter, smiles and of course, your generosity! We will cherish those precious memories forever. Love you Big Guy! Jim and Shar Jones

  9. We will remember you fondly, Benny. You always had a smile in heart, and it showed. We will truly miss you.

  10. Benny…… so many of our best memories were with you! In your boat playing dice, wrapping xmas presents together, ur. 50th.bday, all delta memories! you will always be remembered with love and big hugs…..Nancy & Jeff Marshall

  11. The void in the party, the missing icing on the cake, the deep belly laughter you make no mistake.We will miss your big heart, ain’t it the truth, So many you helped get back on thier boots,

    see ya later dawg

  12. Hey Doglips! You did a spectacular job with Jordan. I couldn’t ask for a better friend. I’m thankful to have known you. It was an honor.

  13. Ah the memories! We will cherish them forever. Especially the Thanksgiving you were here with your special “pillow.” We take comfort in knowing that we will see you in again in heaven. Our prayers are daily for your family! We love and will miss you.
    Jim & Loretta

  14. We will miss you Benny! You were always an encouragement to Cindy and I! Love u dog! Pastor Charlton and Cindy

  15. Thank you God for Benny… One of your most loving, kind, benevolent, and altruistic angels to walk among us on this earth; To call my dear friend and love as my brother. His only traits bigger than sincere care and generosity towards others, was his infinite gift to forgive and love everyone for who they are. We could always sense the best in ourselves from the warmth in his voice and the mirror of kindness reflected in his eyes. You are home with God now Benny. Thank you for richly blessing my life and for all of the happy, gut-busting memories locked in my heart until we meet again. My heart and prayers go out to Pam, your children, and family; May the peace of God’s infinite Love heal your hearts quickly.

  16. Please accept my condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. Take comfort in knowing that our heavenly Creator will soon remove all pain, suffering, sorrow, and death forever! May this promise be of comfort as you gain the strength and inner peace to cope with the days ahead. Revelation 21:3,4 Philippians 4:13

  17. Lots of good memories! Boating, skiing, and 4 wheeling. One in particular stands out in my mind. I was your co- pilot in the Mud In Your Eye obstacle contest. We jumped on the teeter totter platform in the Bronco and held our balance! We won that category that weekend and I’ll never forget it! Fun times! I will miss you always.

  18. So very sorry to hear of you loss. He was a really great guy. Please take good care of yourself. Our thoughts are with you. Remember, the Lord is looking out for you now and always. Lots of love…….Linda Fairband Phillips

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