Reflection of Life
Cody Mikk’el Smith was born on February 10, 1990 to Debra Roark and Harold Smith, Jr. at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.
Cody Mikk’el Smith traded in his motorcycle for angel wings on March 11, 2019. In his last moments he was doing the thing he loved most—riding his motorcycle, on his was home to grill barbeque and enjoy time with his family.
He grew up in Kansas City, Kansas and lived a short time in Arkansas before returning back to Kansas City. Graduating in 2008 from F.L. Schlagle High School, he went on to study engineering a Coffeyville Community College. After attending Coffeyville, Code recognized he had a true talent and an interest in cutting hair. Cody then enrolled at Cutting Edge Barber School.
Cody’s life may have been cut short, but to those who knew him, he was not one to live inside of a box or live according to anyone else’s rules. With a personality that felt as if you had been longtime friends—no matter how short the encounter—he impacted may lives in his lifetime. Cody had a smile that was so contagious, you couldn’t help but to match him, and a laugh that took over any room. Although we will miss the way he always brought a party with him, he will live on forever in our hearts.
Far from just one anything, Cody was truly the definition of a creative person. His passion was showcased in his art. Although he spent much of is time honing his craft as a tattoo artist, Cody was also a dancer, a drummer and even dabbled in music for a short-time as a rapper. Outside of his love for art, he enjoyed being outside---in particular anything involving fishing, camping, and traveling, Tyson, his dog, and his many…. many other “exotic” animals.
Above all, Cody was a father, a son, a brother, a partner, a nephew, a cousin, and a loving friend. Cody is survived by his three children, Mak’el; Aaliyah and Alayna Smith; fiancé Dominique Jordan; his parents, Debra and Sam Roark; sister, Cori Smith; maternal grandparents, Ennis and Leola Willis; paternal grandparents, Harold, Sr. and Cheryl Smith; father, Harold Smith, Jr.; aunts and uncles, Murrie and Cher Jackson; Karla Shay Smith; Tyrone and Jennifer Smith and a host to great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins, family and friends.