Matthew Wayne Smith, 62, departed this life on August 6, 2021 at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton. He was born on February 17, 1959 in Easton, MD to the late Rosetta J. Smith and the late Willie L. Smith, Sr.
Matthew was a graduate of Easton High School class of 1977. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army where he was honorably discharged after 3 years of active duty and a few years later joined the Maryland Army National Guard. During his career, he had various employers such as Len and Glen Home Improvement and Joseph Weems. He was a talented carpenter who would tackle any project with success, even completely remodeling an entire house. Matthew was an avid gardener who took pride in landscaping the homeplace with his beautiful flowers and plants.
He was a man of many talents, including culinary skills. His family enjoyed the many dishes he would prepare, especially his famous banana bread and delicious soups.
Matthew leaves to cherish fond memories of him, his daughter, Sierra Jenkins (Ty), who he affectionately nicknamed “Boom Boom”; the apple of his eye, granddaughter Skylar; siblings Lorriane E. Caldwell (Richard), Pastor Hazel Kilpatrick (Juan), Carolyn S. Hayman (Lenwood, Sr.), Barbara L. Smith , Willie L. Smith, Jr. (Daphan), Gloria Jean Matthews (Carroll), Dorthea Greene, Keiford Copper, Sr. (Alfreda), Christopher Green, Tanisha Green, and Anthony Green; aunts Harriet Clayton and Martha McCray; uncle Franklin Williams; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, other special relatives and friends. Matthew was preceded in death by his parents Rosetta J. Smith and Willie L. Smith, Sr. as well as brothers Ray Anthony Smith, Sr. and Sherwood Jackson.