Andrew "Andy" Phillips Smith

Born in Dallas, Texas on September 24, 1962

Departed on December 4, 2020 and resided in Hendersonville, Tennessee

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Andrew “Andy” Phillips Smith passed away on December 4th, 2020, while living his life to the fullest, as he always did.

Born on September 24th, 1962, in Dallas, Texas, Andy is remembered for being a bright light whose passion for travel extended into every aspect of his life, including his career. He got his start in the travel industry as a means to pay for college. Upon graduation, rather than pursuing his degree in broadcasting, followed his passion and remained in hospitality & tourism for nearly 40 years, including the last 20 years at Maritz Global Events. He was happiest on the water whether that be on his boat at home or traveling the globe, but he especially loved returning back to the British Virgin Islands, which he discovered on his honeymoon with his beloved wife of 22 years, Kim.
Andy never met a stranger and had a way of bringing positivity and laughter into the lives of everyone who had the privilege of knowing him. He could always find the common ground even when their views differed. His zest for life was contagious to those around him.

Andy is survived by his wife Kim Smith, and two daughters Lauren Interrante (Ryan), and Aly Smith, his parents Joan & Bill Smith, his brother Chuck Smith (Marla), and his sister Karen Williams (Steve).
A celebration of life will be held, but until then, one thing he would want his friends and family to live by is his life’s motto: too blessed to be stressed.

10 Comments to Andrew "Andy" Phillips Smith

  1. Gary Glenn
    December 30, 2020 11:10 am

    He was such a great person. I’m so sorry that Andy departed this life so soon. He brought joy to so many people, and will always be remembered as one of life’s good guys. My prayers and deepest condolences to Andy’s family and friends.

  2. Erica Wagner
    December 30, 2020 11:16 am

    Much love for you Andy and your wonderful family. I know Steve and I feel extremely blessed to have known you. You made the world such a wonderful place where ever you were. It’s so hard knowing that light isn’t out there. But your spirit is here alive and well in every one you have met. Much love and comfort to Kim, the girls and all your family. And to all those friends that were brothers and sisters to you. AC Yacht Club forever!

  3. Erica
    December 30, 2020 11:17 am

    Much love for you Andy and your wonderful family. I know Steve and I feel extremely blessed to have known you. You made the world such a wonderful place where ever you were. It’s so hard knowing that light isn’t out there. But your spirit is here alive and well in every one you have met. Much love and comfort Kim, the girls and all your family. And to all those friends that were brothers and sisters to you. AC Yacht Club forever!

  4. Cindy
    December 30, 2020 7:09 pm

    My deepest deepest sympathy to you Kim..
    Yal were the perfect couple!
    So glad you got 22 years with this wonderful fella.
    Too Blessed to Be stressed!!
    Love it and love ya girl!!

  5. Eddie Roberson
    December 30, 2020 7:46 pm

    My most sincere condolences to the Smith family. Andy was a great man and left a great legacy for his family and for us that knew him. He will be missed but never forgotten.

    Eddie Roberson neighbor and friend

  6. Jon Marie and Erik Lamb
    December 30, 2020 10:49 pm

    My deepest sympathy to Andy’s family. He was a wonderful person and I am so glad we had the privilege to have known him.❤️

  7. Lynda Stewart
    December 30, 2020 11:44 pm

    So sorry to hear this sad news. Kim, we met you and Andy and family in the Islands several years ago. I have followed you guys on FB with fond memories of an afternoon spent together at the Soggy.
    Prayers and hugs for you and yours.
    Lynda and Keith Stewart

  8. The Nitzel Family
    December 31, 2020 12:14 pm

    We are so deeply saddened by Andy’s early passing. The hole in our hearts is very real. Much love to all of the family, you are in our prayers 💕

  9. The Jay Family
    December 31, 2020 2:20 pm

    Kim

    We’re sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship. Please accept our deepest condolences. Andy was truly one of kind. As the days continue to pass, we hope you find comfort and support in the people that surround you and the wonderful memories you carry in your mind and in your heart.

    Andy: rest easy my friend… to a great person that loved the water we will honor a life that was lived to the fullest, we honor a spirit, now free. You’ll long be remembered, whenever we say: Fair winds and a following sea !

  10. Lynne McAlister
    January 4, 2021 11:53 pm

    So very sorry for our collective loss. The world is a little less bright.

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