Nicholas Smith

February 20, 1981 - January 5, 2023
Nicholas  Smith

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In  loving memory of Nicholas Travis Smith age 41, of Zephyrhills unexpectedly passed away January 5, 2023. Nicholas was born February 20, 1981, in Schenectady, New York to Kathy Fritcher and proceeded in death by his maternal grandparents Kenneth and Margaret Smith. He is survived by his sister Ryiah (Jimmy) Moore,  his brother Zachary (Christina) Fritcher, and two children Naomi, and Luke, and many other uncles, aunts, cousins, and two nieces.  Nick was a wonderful father, son, brother, uncle and nephew who touched the lives of those around him.  Nick moved to Florida when he was an infant and over the years made many friends throughout the Tampa Bay area and is loved by many. His laughter and humor was contagious to everyone around him.  Nick showed great respect for his Cherokee heritage and loved being surrounded by nature. He would often ride four wheelers , go fishing, hunting and camping . He loved to teach not only his kids but also  others about his beliefs and respect for nature.  Nick was always there for the people he loved. He was a strong man that always looked at the good in every situation. He was a person to go to when you needed honest advice and didn’t sugar coat it. He will be missed by every life he touched.

Visiting Hours

Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home - Directions
5228 Trouble Creek Rd. New Port Richey, Florida 34652
  • Saturday, January 14, 2023
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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  • January 18, 2023
    Mary Jo Chamberlain says:
    Naomi my sincerest condolences to you honey and your mom. God bless you and give you peace and strength through this difficult time. Love MJ

  • January 15, 2023
    Ryiah Moore says:
    The truth is we griev forever. We will never get over the loss of a loved one. We will learn to live with it We will heal, and we will rebuild around the loss of a loved one We will be whole again, but not in the same way. Nor will we be the same, nor will we want to be the same I was not prepared for this, none of us were. He is my big brother, I've known him my entire life. He was a wonderful father, son, brother, uncle, and nephew. He had his flaws. Don't we all. Nick and I would argue, fight,scream, and yell at one another all the time. But he was there for me when I needed him to talk to, to protect me. He was what a brother should be. We all loved him for his brutal honesty. You asked him for advice he would give to you straight even if it wasn't something you wanted to hear. He was the reason I loved football. We watched it every week growing up. We played video games together, and he is the reason i was such a tomboy growing up. I wanted to be one of the guys. He taught me how to fight when I needed to protect myself when he wasn't around. He was silly and fun. He loved to fish and hunt. He loved to be with his daughter and son, his family, and his friends. He picked on everyone he loved, even if it was annoying, but that is how he showed you he loved you. He always looked on the bright side of things because he didn't want to dwell in negativity. He taught me a lot. His memory will never fade from my heart or mind. I know my big brother is not here physically, but he is still here protecting me and his family. I know I said I love you every time I saw you or talked to you, but it still isn't enough. I love you so much. 34 years of memories is not enough, but it will have to be, and I will make sure those memories are not forgotten. Your children and everyone will know you, Nick. I love you. We will see each other again.

  • January 14, 2023
    Heidi says:
    Nick, Thank you for being such a real person and teaching me a different perspective on life. You will never be forgotten. Sending love to your family, especially Naomi, Ryiah, and your sweet mother (and Luke, of course, although I’ve never met him). Rest in peace…

  • January 13, 2023
    Desiree Bacon says:
    Words can't express how I feel, you will always have a space in my heart and I will make sure Luke never forgets about you❤️💓❤️

  • January 12, 2023
    Mary and Tim Trudelle says:
    Dearest Kathy, We are so sorry for the loss of your son , Nick. Nick was a wonderful and gentle young man. We will always remember him and we are sure that Nayomi will always remember him too.

  • January 11, 2023
    Amber & Duke says:
    Nick, we are so sorry to hear about your passing. Duke was looking forward to 4 wheeling with you and hanging out. We've known you for many years and this weighs heavy in our hearts. We will miss you. Love Amber & Duke

  • January 11, 2023
    Michael Massaro says:
    I will always miss your laugh my brother. I loved you very much and always will

  • January 11, 2023
    Mom says:
    My dear son, Words can't describe the way I am feeling. My heart is hurting so much. I loved your smile. You are such a beautiful man. It is not goodbye, it is will see you later. The memories we shared will be with me forever. I love you Nicholas.

  • January 10, 2023
    Bernice Bacon says:
    Nick you will be missed so much by luke and myself . You had a kind heart and you loved my grandson so much I will always make sure Luke will remember you.