I believe that Elder Smith was needed on the other side of the veil and was welcomed with open arms. Maybe he has to teach some family members that passed on and did not know anything about the Church.
Four years ago I had a deadly form of cancer and was between life and death when I had a dream when I found myself in the Spirit World where a very large crowd of relatives waited for me. One lady came up to me and said "finally you are here to teach us" then my grandfather came up and said "not so fast - you know that we have to have permission first. He took me away and asked for it, but did not get it. I was told that I had to return to earth because some important work needed to be finished here. I woke up after this and felt great.
I can see Elder Smith having to do something similar. May the Lord bless his Family.
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