Mason James Smith, age 44, Brainerd, MN. formerly of White Earth, MN. died Friday, August 18, 2017 at CentraCare Hospital in St. Cloud, MN. surrounded by his family that loved him.
Mason James Smith was born July 20, 1973 in Detroit Lakes, MN. to Regina Smith. He was raised in White Earth, MN. and is a 1991 graduate of the Circle of Life School. After graduation Mason dealt blackjack for the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, MN. He went on to be a server in the Whispering Winds Casino.
Mason enjoyed Culinary Arts and at the time of his death he was a lead chef for a restaurant in Brainerd. Mason also worked Clow Stamping in Merrifield, MN. Mason loved life and enjoyed every minute he could spend with his family.
Mason is survived by his seven children; Dayton Smith of Mahnomen, Trenton Sargent of St. Cloud, Ian Sargent of Rice Lake, Adrianna Smith of White Earth, Leylah Smith address unknown, Aleigha Smith of Brainerd, Dominic Smith of Brainerd. Mason’s mother; Regina Basswood of Ponsford, Brother, Dylan Keezer of Mahnomen and Michael Libby address unknown, two step-brothers; Calvin and LeRoy Basswood and three sisters; Blossom Annette, Sharon Basswood, Melissa Basswood all of Ponsford, His special friend and significant other; Dawn Basswood of Brainerd.
He is preceded in death by his brother Delmar Basswood Jr., and his grandmother Margaret Smith of White Earth.