Cremation arrangements for Mr. Martin Smoot, 56 of Longview, are with Craig Funeral Home. Mr. Smoot died on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at a local hospital. Survivors include: his wife, Charlene; his brother, Jim; his son, Jeremy; and his stepchildren, Brenda, Roger, & Chris.
MARTY WAS A VERY SPECIAL PERSON. HE WAS LOVED BY MANY. WHEN HE MET SOMEONE IT WAS LIKE HE HAD KNOWN THEM THEIR WHOLE LIFE. ANYONE THAT GOT A CHANCE TO TALK WITH HIM WAS BLESSED BEYOND BELIEF. HE HAD A WAY OF MAKING SOMEONE FEEL AT EASE. HE COULD GET YOU TO OPEN UP ABOUT HOW YOU WERE FEELING OR WHAT WAS BOTHERING YOU. BY THE TIME YOU GOT THROUGH TALKING TO HIM YOU EITHER FELT BETTER OR YOU KNEW THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION THAT YOU HAD BEEN TRYING TO FIND. HE HAD THIS WAY ABOUT HIM THAT COULD MAKE YOU SEE THE GOOD IN EVERY TRIAL THAT YOU MIGHT FACE. HE WOULD ALWAYS LOOK FOR THE BRIGHT SIDE. EVEN IF THERE DIDN'T SEEM TO BE ONE.