Benton Ian Smith, 36, passed away June 18. He was born April 2, 1982, in Cedar City, Utah, to Ginger Elaine Mintun Smith and Robert Benton Smith.
Benton was raised in St. George, Utah, and graduated high school continuing his education at Dixie State University. He worked for Burrows Construction and loved his career, as well as those he worked with.
His family and friends were everything to him, and he spent as much time with his nieces and nephews as he could watching Marvel movies or playing games. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, hiking and driving scenic routes around Southern Utah.
He passed away peacefully in his sleep due to complications from Type 1 diabetes.
He is survived by his parents; sisters Moriah Lee Smith of Stansbury Park, Utah, and Brandy Lee Larson of St. George, Utah; brother Trinity Edward Larson of Cedar City, Utah; nephews Wyatt Lee Bliven and Wade Jaxxon Chesley of Stansbury Park, Utah, and niece Hannah Brii Chesley of Stansbury Park, Utah. He’s preceded in death by grandmother Mildred Zigich of McGill, Nevada, and grandfather Edgar Lee Mintun of Gooding, Idaho.
- A viewing will be held on June 25 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, Utah.
- Graveside services will begin at 11 a.m. at Tonaquint Cemetery, 1777 S. Dixie Drive, St. George, Utah.
- Please dress casual due to hot weather. Wearing anything red, white and blue to honor Ben’s love for his country is welcome; i.e. pins, T-shirt, ribbon, etc.