Frank A. Smotherman, 69, passed away peacefully Aug. 29, 2013, with his daughter and his wife by his side as a result of injuries sustained in a tragic accident at home.
He was born Sept. 13, 1943, in Hazel, Kentucky, to J.P and Lottie Smotherman. He was one of seven children.
Frank lived a big and bold life, and quickly found his niche in the vibrant community of Aspen in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
In 1976, Frank Smotherman and Cindy Sadlowski were married and moved downvalley to settle in Carbondale. Through his work, he took pride in helping people find their homes and built many lifelong friendships.
In 1986, Frank and Cindy welcomed their only child, Chesca. He was the proudest and most loving father anyone could ever ask for. He shared his great joys in life with her and they had countless adventures together throughout his life.
He spent almost 44 years living in the Roaring Fork Valley, and was a well-known man about town. He lived a bright, happy and colorful existence. He hosted a radio show on KDNK, served as a Carbondale Trustee and once ran for County Commissioner.
Above all, he loved people. He never forgot a face and took great joy in connecting with friends from all walks of life both old and new. Friends and acquaintances are invited to a Celebration of Life, to be held Friday, Sept. 13 (his 70th birthday) in Carbondale at the Third Street Center in the round room from 6-9 p.m. Please come with stories and memories to share.