Craig Albert Smith was born March 13, 1948, at Mitchell, to A. Kenneth and Isabelle (Jaton) Smith. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1966 and Dakota Wesleyan University in 1971. He was employed at General Mills in Minneapolis and Detroit, then returned to Mitchell in 1977. He was employed at Kermit Black Accounting from 1978 until 1991 and since 1992 has owned the Craig A. Smith CPA, accounting firm in Mitchell. On June 29, 1979 he married Barbara Smith in Mitchell. He was a member of the South Dakota CPA Society and the American Contract Bridge League.
He is survived by his wife, Barb, one son, Rocky Smith and wife, Mindi of Mitchell, his mother, Isabelle Smith of Mitchell, two brothers, Jerry Smith and wife, Patti of Mitchell, Dale Smith and wife Anne, of Mitchell, two sisters, Kay Baker of Milwaukee, WI, Diane Drake and husband, Dave of Brookings, one sister-in-law, Pam Miedema and her husband, John of Mitchell, his father-in-law, A.R. Smith of Mitchell and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father in 1985.