Frank A. Smotherman |

Frank A. Smotherman

Frank A. Smotherman, 69, passed away peacefully August 29th 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 September 13th 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 1960’s and early 1970’s.

In 1976 Frank Smotherman and Cindy Sadlowski were married and moved down valley 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 September 13th (his 70th birthday) in Carbondale at the 3rd street center in the round room from 6-9pm. Please come with stories and memories to share.

Contact Chesca Smotherman as needed (970) 618-5909.

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