Kaden James Smith

LISBON — Kaden James Smith “George” “Bubby,” 17 months, died unexpectedly, Sunday, June 19, 2022, at Salem Regional Medical Center in Salem. Kaden was born on January 8, 2021 in Boardman, Ohio the son of Kasen Smith and Ashley Hawkins.

Kaden was full of joy, laughter and smiles, a boy who had no fear and was very smart for his age. If he saw something being done, he was bound and determined to do the same. He could be found in the fields chasing a tractor, swimming, boating, or just napping next to dad. Kaden also enjoyed all things Mickey Mouse. He had an abundance of love for his family.

Survivors include his parents, Kasen Smith and Ashley Hawkins of Lisbon; siblings Audrey Hall, Dixie Hawkins, and Kruz Smith; maternal grandparents, Cindy (Joshua) Manypenny; maternal grandfather, James Hawkins; paternal grandfather, Wayne Smith (Melissa Maines); Alan Swell, boyfriend of his grandma Jo Ann Smith; great-grandparents, Carol (James) Thompson, Billie Jo Little, Paula (Gene) Smith; maternal great-grandparents Thomas Manypenny and Susan Leider; maternal uncles and aunt Damian, Jacob and Wynonna; and paternal uncles Kyler and Kolton.

Kaden was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Joann Thompson Smith; maternal grandmother, Stella Haidet; great-grandfather, Manford Little; and great-grandfather, Warner Seals.

A funeral service will be held Friday, June 24, 2022 at 12, Noon at Stark Memorial in Salem. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park.

Friends and family will be received Thursday, June 23, 2022 from 4-6 p.m. and Friday 11 a.m. -12, Noon prior to service.

If unable to attend, you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

To view Kaden’s obituary, send condolences or order flowers, visit www.starkmemorial.com.