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River William Smith

January 25, 2021 ~ June 23, 2021


River William Smith, 5 months of Pinnacle, passed away at Brenner Children’s Hospital, June 23, 2021. Born January 25, 2021, he was the son of Tyler James Smith and Emily Renae Hicks. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his parents; his grandparents; and his furry brothers, Mr. Buttons the bunny, Albert the guinea pig, Mr. Pebbles the gerbil, and Blue, the bearded dragon.

Though he was here only briefly, River touched so many lives. Said by his parents, “He was full of attitude and incredibly strong.” The family wishes to express its deepest gratitude for the staff at Brenner, who became their family.

Little River, mommy’s sweet boy and daddy’s little man, will be deeply missed and forever loved.

A private celebration of life will be held Saturday, July 3, 2021, at 11:00 AM at Cox-Needham Funeral Home. Family will receive close family and friends following the service.

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