Brady A. Smith, 30, Kansas City: Jan. 23, 1990 – Dec. 4, 2020 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Brady A. Smith, 30, Kansas City: Jan. 23, 1990 – Dec. 4, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Brady A. Smith, 30, Kansas City, Mo., passed away Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, at his home after a year-long battle with Hepatosplenic T-Cell Lymphoma. He was born Jan. 23, 1990, to Brian and Gayle (Hurst) Smith.

Brady spent the first eight years of his life in Lyndon, Kan., before the family moved to Topeka, Kan. Brady graduated from Seaman High School in 2008, and attended York College on a wrestling scholarship before transferring to Washburn University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree, majoring in criminal justice with a minor in sociology. He later received a master’s degree in public administration from Kansas State University.

Brady was most recently employed by Boulevard Brewing Company, Kansas City. Prior to joining the Boulevard Brewing family, he worked at Westlake Hardware, UPS, then Tallgrass Brewing Company, Manhattan, Kan.

He enjoyed drumming, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, listening to live music, and playing disc golf. His love for wrestling inspired him to become a certified officiant, and he spent several of the past few seasons officiating. Brady had previously attended Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

Brady is survived by his parents, B.K. and Gayle Smith; sister, Megan Smith; grandfather, Clifford Hurst; grandmother, Karen Smith; many aunts, uncles, cousins; and his beloved dog, Dexter.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Galen Smith; maternal grandmother, Alice Hurst, and his paternal cousin, Brock Pigorsch.

Private family funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 11, at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 4525 NW Button Rd., Topeka, Kan. He will lie in state for the public 12-7 p.m. Thursday, at the church. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and sent in care of Davidson Funeral Home, 1035 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS 66608-1241, or see

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