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Colin Andrew "CA" Smith, Jr.

Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home



Colin Andrew Smith, Jr., (CA), 61, of Henderson, NV, passed away peacefully in Hagerstown, MD on Saturday, September 17, 2022. CA was born on August 15, 1961 on Plattsburgh AFB, NY, to Colonel Colin A. Smith, Sr., USAF (Ret.) and the late Nancy J. (Gallaway) Smith. 

A graduate of Kubasaki High School, Okinawa, Japan, CA attended Golden West College in Huntington Beach before graduating in 1988 from California State University, Long Beach, with dual degrees in Business and Finance. CA was the owner of CAS Construction, and a licensed general contractor with multiple specialized certifications. CA was for many years the Western Facilities Manager for Camden Properties, before becoming Facilities Director for DST, LLC. 

On November 23, 1991, CA married the love of his life, Donna L. Salazar-Smith. He is survived by Donna and their three children: Kristoffer, Colin III, and Cassidy; his father Colin Sr.; his three siblings: Sheri, Shaun and Dana, and their families. 

CA loved boating, fishing, jet-skiing, RV camping, ATVs, downhill skiing, and a nice cold beer. He was a superb mechanic and builder, and was passionate regarding the finer aspects of BBQ, regularly trying out tempting new recipes that never failed to make a huge impact on the waistlines of family and friends. Possessed of a dry sense of humor, a witty tongue, an unfailingly contagious laugh, an often surprising perspicacity, and an enormous love of life, CA gathered friends his entire life. His unflaggingly positive outlook on life was uplifting and inspiring.

Throughout his life, CA was always happiest when spending time with his family. His untimely passing leaves an unbridgeable abyss in the hearts of all who were privileged to know and love him. 

Family will receive friends on Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD 

Services will be private, with a grand Celebration of Life BBQ to be held for extended family and friends in early October. 

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. (MMRF)

Online condolences may be made to the family at

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Guest Book

It’s difficult to find words to express my sadness in the loss of such a kind hearted man as Colin. He will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know him. My deepest condolences to his family and dear friends.

Shari Sullivan
Florence, Alabama

I am so deeply sorry for your loss!! Prayers and lot of love sent to the family.

Michelle Cardon
Denver, Colorado

May your family be blessed with comfort and peace today and always as you remember Colin and the beautiful things he brought into this world. Praying that you are surrounded by the love and comfort of family and friends today and always.

Brenda Hughes
Laurel, MD

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Smith family, I have known Colin from birth, a warm, sensitive man who was loved by all. A vaillant warrior, he will be admired and sorely missed by family and friends. Our deepest condoléances, Mary Louise and Jean-Luc Degonde

Mary Louise and Jean-Luc Degnde
Suresnes, France

Our deepest sympathy to the family. How many memories from birth I have of Colin. Always smiling, concerned, tender and sensitive. That’s why we all love you,Colin, and already miss you so much. Mary Louise and Jean-Luc Suresnes, France

Mary Louise and Jean-Luc Degonde
Sutresnes, France

Our sympathy, prayers and love go out to Colin’s family. Colin was a true friend. We will miss him a great deal. His positive attitude and laugh always made us smile. We are grateful to have known him in this life and look forward to seeing him again in the next.

Robert & Karen Reader
Fort Worth, Texas

My heart goes out to the family for the loss of Colin Jr. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you find peace in the loving memories.

Laura Tharp
Addison, Texas

Colin was my nephew and god child. He was a special person, blessed with a sweet disposition and a fun loving personality. He suffered several severe medical problems in recent years with grace and dignity, and is at peace now. His family and all who knew and loved him will forever be greatful to have had Colin in their lives.

Patricia Gallaway Tharp
Dallas, Texas

The family of Colin Jr is impacted far and near by this loss. As his cousin, I remember he loved his family and siblings more than anything. He will be missed.

Valerie King
Dallas, Tx

We are ever so saddened to hear about the untimely passing of one remarkable human being! Our continued thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family. Our deepest condolences! Dave & Kim

David & Kim Osmond
Boonsboro, MD

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