Dustin K. Smith Sr.


Dustin K. Smith was born in Columbus, Ohio to Jerome Sr. and Mildred Smith on December 27, 1968. Dustin departed this life on December 31, 2013 at Mt Carmel West Hospital. Dustin was best known to his family and friends as Freeze.

As a child Dustin showed his artistic abilities in drawing, writing and arranging music. He worked in his father’s business showing again how skilled he was with painting and designing. Later he took on the name Freeze in the entertainment world and was often asked to DJ at events and special occasions around Columbus. His opinion was often sought out by many regarding their music and sounds. He worked as a DJ at Fyre Radio doing what he loved. Freeze had his own unique style with his hair, extravagant jewelry and who could forget his winning smile, great personality and those gold teeth. He was also an avid Dallas Cowboy fan.

Dustin loved his family and was a devoted father. His greatest joy was found in the laughter of his children.

Dustin was preceded in death by his grandparents John Henry Locklear and Alice Fields, and Charles and Alease Smith, Uncle Elmer Locklear and stepdaughter Jasmine L. Davis. Left to cherish his memory, mother Mildred V. Locklear Smith, and father Jerome W. (Helen) Smith Sr., wife LaTisha L. Smith. Beloved children sons; Dustin K. Smith Jr. Drekar Freeze Smith and daughter Trinity OO Smith. Devoted Sister Kim L, Smith. Brothers; Jerome W. (Karla) Smith Jr., Tony V. Smith Sr., Duncan R. (Theda) Smith and Robert E. (Luise) Smith, sister Leontyne Crystal Alexander and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Condolence Messages

  1. Aunt Melanie & Uncle Ernie

    Tish and Children, we are truly sorry for your loss.
    We look forward to the time when God's promise at Acts 24: 15 will be fulfilled and we have the opportunity to see Freeze again.
    sincerest sympathy,

  2. To the Smith family I wish to express my heartfelt condolences for your loss. May the love of God bring you peace and comfort during this trying time. 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-14.

  3. Kim and Family, Was so sorry to learn of your loss. May God keep you all in the comfort of his arms during this bereavement. God bless you all!

  4. Tara J. Brehmer (the girl next door)

    Ms. Mildred and Mr. Jerome, and Kim, Jerome, Tony and Duncan – I am so sorry to learn of Dustin's passing. It has been so many years since I saw him, but I still remember him as that sweet little boy next door. My prayers are with you all. My father passed on in 2010 and my mom still lives at 710, with some help.

    Tara Brehmer

  5. cherry manns and betty peele

    Jerome Sr. and family, my mother and I send our deepest sympathy and condolences to all of you , may god be your strength and shoulder to lean on in your time of need and sorrow.

    God Bless

  6. To the Smith family,
    The death of a loved one leave a void in our lives. We can always call to mind the joy and the hope that God promise us at John 5:28,29………Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life………..

  7. my heart and soul misses all over you Dustin…..many times you were the reason why I smiled…I miss the love that you shared with not only me but all of us….I will always keep you right here beside me…I will always remember all parts of you…the gooy times…the stressfull times…the loving times when we would remember the days when you were a little boy full of innocence and wonder…you were so much more to me than a brother…I COULD ALWAYS DEPEND ON YOU AND KNOW THAT YOU WERE THERE FOR ME….i WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU DUSTIN

  8. i spelled some words wrong in my comments…but i am fighting thru my tears…I AM NOT ALONE IN MY SADNESS …but I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN SOMEDAY…..WITH ALL THE LOVE THAT A SISTER CAN GIVE…I adored you because you were you…..everybody misses you…even the ones that dont know yet…..the world misses you because you are no longer adding music to the air…the smiles to your kids….showing love to your mom..and sharing car designs and dreams with dad…no barbequing with your brothers, and no silly jokes on the phn to me..you leave a lot of memories with us…but we would rather have YOU!

  9. Mrs.Latisha Smith

    To my Family all included what agreat loss my heart is heavy as well as yours.This is a true season of adversities.In these times we must be steadfast and immovable showing persistence and let the well of life and love overflow.We carry you in our hearts and minds.In memories,smiles and the faces of our children.

  10. I am at a loss for words! I just figured we would reconnect and talk about old times. Just wasn’t expecting not to see you ever again. Rest in paradise my friend, until we meet again. I know this is several year’s late! However, my condolences to the Smith family.

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