Nathan Cole Smith, Jr., was born on January 8, 1999, in Lompoc California, to Cassaundra E. Smith and Nathan C. Smith Sr. He departed this life on January 19, 2022. As a military child, Nate lived in New York and California, before his family settled in Crowley, Texas. Nate loved the Lord and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age. As a youth and an adult, Nate attended Trinity Harvest Church, in Hurst, Texas.
The third of four children, Nate was blessed to be his parents only son. Nate was educated in the Crowley City School District, and he was 2018 Graduate of New Beginnings Christian Academy. Lovingly known to his family and friends as “Little Nate” or “Hi Point” he had a smile and a personality that was contagious. Nate loved his family and could regularly be seen spending time with his nieces and nephews. A sprinter, Nate ran track for many years with the Jamaican Flyers. Nate enjoyed the game of basketball above all others. An avid fan, Nate admired players such as Dennis Smith, Alan Iverson, and The Los Angeles Clippers NBA team. He played basketball as a youth in the local AAU league with the Dynasty program. As point guard, Nate played competitive college basketball at St. Phillips Community College in San Antonio, Texas. Nate also played basketball in a Men’s league, with his father, Nate Sr., by his side.
Hi Point was a Rap Artist, with a growing following in the Dallas/Ft Worth area. He was the Creator of songs such as “Fashitsho” and “Bloody Mary”, and produced his album “Second to None”. Nate was influenced by artists such as NBA Young Boy, Tupac, Fredo Bang, and FS Rudy. Nate wanted to inspire the world of Hip Hop listeners on the level of his greatest inspiration, the great Nipsey Hustle. He successfully participated as an Artist on the popular BeezyTV youtube channel. He won Top 8 DFW Up and Coming Rappers for his appearance on the show. More than just a Rap Artist, Nate was an entrepreneur who would create his own fashion as well as music. Nate often created t-shirts in his liking “Hi Point” and would sell these to his fans.
Nate was preceded in death by his Grandparents, Gina L Owens, and Quinell Owens, Sr.
He leaves to cherish his memory; his parents, Cassaundra (Stephen) E Smith and Nathan (Bridgette) C Smith, Sr. ; His Maternal Great Grandmother “Tee” Carrie McCann; Paternal Grandparents Loretta and Stanley Smith, Sr. and Beverly Arkansas; Maternal Grandfather Colson Thomas, Sr.; Uncles Akel Thomas, Colson Thomas Jr, Quinell (Thora) Owens, Jr, Sabrina Owens, Andre Austin, Stanley Smith. Jr, Mitchell Arkansas; Beloved Aunt Leka McCann, Treane Austin, Shantel Shakelford, Nyika Taylor; siblings Carrie (Jose) Rodreguiz, Akirra (Rodney) Fannin, and Destiny (Anthony) Smith; Nieces Adalynn and Amillia and
Nephews Rodney Jr. and Adrian; Special friends Craig Jordan, Chris Jordan, Dwight Boyd, Jaden Johnson,
and Torrin Henry; Special Cousins Deja, Alicia, and Brianna. And a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and close family friends.
Acknowledgements The family of Nathan C Smith, Jr., wishes to acknowledge with deep appreciation the many comforting messages, prayers, flowers, support, and kind words received. A special thanks to the Bethlehem Baptist Church Family, Rev. Jake Potts and the Crowley Community for all their support. Your kindness during this difficult time has been comforting. In our time of bereavement, May God Bless You All!
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13