Jun. 20, 2008 Lake Placid Highlands County Florida, USA
Mason Gabelein Smoak, 33, lifelong resident of Lake Placid, died June 20, 2008 in a plane crash. He was an owner and production manager of agricultural operations at his family business, Smoak Groves Inc. He was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church of Lake Placid. He is survived by his wife, Tracee P.; sons, Mason Gabelein "Gabe" and Seth "Landon"; daughter, Lauren Elizabeth "Ellie"; parents, Edward and Anne Smoak; brother, Edward Smoak Jr; and grandfather, J.L. Chase. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday June 24, 2008, at Memorial United Methodist Church, Lake Placid. A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday June 25, 2008, at Memorial United Methodist Church, with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lake Placid. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations to the Mason G. Smoak Scholarship Fund at Heartland National Bank. Dowden Funeral Home, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements.