Corey Franklin Smith, 24, of Torrance, CA passed away on February 19, 2018 peacefully in his sleep. Corey was born September 12, 1993, the son of Frank and Dena Smith. Corey attended South High School in Torrance and was excited to take over his father’s business, Frank’s Plumbing, at the young age of 22. Corey was a proud business owner and was passionate about helping others. Corey’s friends and family will always remember him for his kind heart, his enormous sense of humor, and his contagious smile. Corey is survived by both parents and his brother Anthony. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to send donations to Pax House Treatment Center, 460 East Sacramento Street, Altadena, CA 91001 in memory of Corey. His celebration of life will be held at Rice Mortuary located at 5310 Torrance Boulevard on Saturday March 3, 2018 at 1:00pm.

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  1. Dena, Frank and Anthony, My heart aches for you in the loss of Corey. I wish I could take away the pain. He was such a wonderful young man, a true gentleman, always helping others. He had a contagious, fun-loving spirit, and an amazing smile that lit up a room. I am so thankful and proud that he was a part of my life. He was incredibly loved and will be deeply missed.

  2. Our sincere condolences on the loss of Corey, your son and a brother. We know how it hurts to lose a child. Especially one so young. Always remember the happy times, the laughter and the smiles.

  3. To Dena, Frank and Anthony, Brenda and I wish to extend our deepest condolences on the passing of Corey. It is hard to lose a child and this is one of the most devastating things that can happen to a family. We will always remember Corey as a kind and caring young man, who was loved by his family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

  4. It is with such shock and surprise that I heard about Corey’s death. He was such a happy and wonderful person. I met him by accident when I called Frank’s Plumbing and he came out. He immediatly became my forever plumber after that first meeting. He was so honest and straight forward it was absolutely refreshing to talk to him and so knowledgeable about plumbing also. He will be very missed by many I am sure.

  5. We send loving thoughts to your family on the loss of your dear son, Corey. His warm personality and friendly manner made friends with others wherever he went. He will be missed by all of us who knew him. We will hold you in our hearts and minds at this difficult time.

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