Mason J.A. Smith

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Mason Smith, 21, of Bourbon, MO passed away at his home, Tuesday, January 21, 2020. 

Mason Jay Alan Smith was born March 20, 1998 in Rolla, MO, the son of Jason Smith and Mandy Walbrecht. He grew up and attended school in Bourbon, graduating from Bourbon High in 2016.  Mason began working at an early age.  Throughout high school, he was employed with Steak ’n Shake in Sullivan, and in the summer time he enjoyed his lawn mowing business.  After graduation, Mason attended Rolla Technical Institute.  In 2018, he graduated with an HVAC certification and began working as an apprentice.  Most recently, he had been working construction with his soon-to-be brother-in-law, Nathan Labbee. 

Mason loved riding ATVs and dirt bikes. He was a huge fan of the outdoors and enjoyed camping.  He was fond of listening to his music and had a hidden talent for drawing pictures. 

Many will remember the extremely big heart that Mason had for everyone around him.  He loved making people laugh and had a great sense of humor.  Mason was quite the practical joker and was known for his pranks. 

Mason was a member of First Baptist Church of Bourbon and was baptized there.  He will be missed by his many family and friends. 

Mason is survived by his parents, Mandy Smith of Sullivan and Jason Smith of Bourbon; his sister, Makayla Smith and her fiancé, Nathan Labbee of Bourbon; grandmothers:  Betty Walbrecht of Bourbon, Carol Smith of Lemay, MO, and Shirley Smith of Bourbon; special nephew and niece, Troy and Blakely Labbee of Bourbon; aunts and uncles: Michelle (Ben) Yocom of Milan, MO, Billy (Sheila) Walbrecht of Union, MO, Mark Smith of Bourbon, and Julie Smith of Piedmont, MO; cousins: Drake Arnold and fiancée, Caitie Leithead of Mary Esther, FL, and cousin Brynna Yocom of Adel, IA; and numerous other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, William “Bill” Walbrecht and Tex Smith; and a cousin, Blake Smith.

Funeral services were held 1 p.m., Monday, January 27, 2020 at the Eaton Funeral Home of Sullivan, MO with Mason’s uncle, Dr. Ben Yocom officiating. Burial was at the Bourbon Cemetery, Bourbon, MO. 

Visitation was held from 12-1 pm., prior to the service at the funeral home, Monday, January 27, 2020. 

Condolences may be shared with Mason’s family online at

Arrangements are under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home of Sullivan, MO.

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