Brian P. Smith

Funeral Director

Brian has served as a funeral director and embalmer with our Downing & Lahey team since 1997. Brian, originally from Oakley, KS, earned an Associate Degree in Mortuary Arts from the Mortuary School at Kansas City Kansas Community College and went on to serve an apprenticeship at Maple Hill Funeral Home in Kansas City before joining our staff. Brian and his wife, Kelley, have two sons. In his free time, Brian enjoys cooking, coaching baseball, playing guitar in a local band, and spending time with his family.



What our families say about Brian:

  • “We worked with Brian Smith. He was so patient, kind, and caring. I can’t imagine a staff member better. Truly an excellent experience.” ~Shelley
  • “This funeral home went over and beyond my expectations. My husband’s death was very sudden and my family and myself were treated with much kindness and professional service. Brian Smith, our director, was so helpful and able to guide us through this painful experience.” ~ Rita