Calkins: Wes Smith’s murder was random and cruel. The family’s response? It’s love.

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 18, 2023 6:55 PM CT | Published: September 15, 2023 4:00 AM CT
Geoff Calkins
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Geoff Calkins

Geoff Calkins has been chronicling Memphis and Memphis sports for more than two decades. He is host of "The Geoff Calkins Show" from 9-11 a.m. M-F on 92.9 FM. Calkins has been named the best sports columnist in the country five times by the Associated Press sports editors, but still figures his best columns are about the people who make Memphis what it is.

Wes Smith was murdered in an act of random cruelty. He’ll be buried in Memphis Saturday. The family’s response is to celebrate the remarkable life their son led — and to shower his friends and community with love. 


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