DR. ADAM D. SMITH, 35, of Lafayette, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born Nov. 15, 1977, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Douglas T. and Kay E. (Cutchin) Smith of New Haven. He graduated from R. Nelson Snider High School, Fort Wayne, in 1996. He did his undergraduate work at Michigan State University and received his PhD in Physics from the University of Illinois. He was a professor in the school of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Ivy Tech, Lafayette for the past three years. He married Kristin K. Taylor on June 3, 2000, in Fort Wayne; she survives. Dr. Smith was a member of Clear River Church, Lafayette where he was also a member of the worship team. He enjoyed playing the piano, baking, reading, and spending time with his family. Also surviving are his parents; two children, Anderson “Andy” T. Smith and Zoe E. Smith, both at home; two sisters, Marie K. (Smith) Zoller of Muncie and Julie A. Smith of New Haven; paternal grandmother, Mary “Cece” Smith of Fort Wayne; and his wife’s parents, Kay and Paul Taylor of Fort Wayne. Funeral service is 2 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013, at Clear River Church, 423 N. 3rd St., Lafayette, Ind., where the family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pastor Tony Ranvestel officiating. Burial is 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Concordia Cemetery Gardens, Fort Wayne. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Clear River Church or the Ivy Tech Foundation Fund for Dr. Adam Smith, PO Box 6299, Lafayette, IN 47903. Arrangements by Hippensteel Funeral Home. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com

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