Malcolm Duane Smith, 87, Evansville

Malcolm Duane Smith, 87, Evansville, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, due to heart failure.

He was born on January 5, 1933, to Ralph Rufus and Amy Fern Smith in Birdseye.

Malcolm was a proud and giving father who loved spending time with family. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, who served during the Korean War. After, he worked at IBM as an electronics technician and later worked for himself.

Malcolm enjoyed bluegrass and country music, playing the piano, and watching “The Voice.” He liked making art, taking photos, reading poetry, and collecting items such as lighthouses. He was a trader and a rappin’ pappy who liked to make people laugh.

Malcolm is survived by his children Doug (Linda) Smith, Susie Ellsworth, Andrea Perez, and Jared (Brynn) Smith; grandchildren Jason Smith, Katrina Ellsworth, and Lachlan Smith; great-grandchildren Owen, Noella, and Luke; brother Steve (Maryann) Smith; and several loving cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Malcolm was preceded in death by his parents and two of his siblings, Alan and Jodi.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. CT until time of service at noon CT on Tuesday, February 4, at Sunset Funeral Home, 1800 St. George Road, Evansville, with burial to follow at Sunset Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made online to the Treatment Advocacy Center ( to help destigmatize mental illness.

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