Edward "Ed" Jay Smith

May 5, 1961May 10, 2019

Edward “Ed” Jay Smith, 58 of Louisville passed away on May 10, 2019. His family will always remember their time spent with him at the lake house, fishing, cooking and being on the water. As an attorney, Ed spent time volunteering with churches, as well as assisting with their legal matters. He is survived by Leslie Smith; their daughters Morgan Smith and Jayme McGrail (Patrick). Ed’s parents, Chip and Jayne Smith; sister, Angie Moorin (George); niece, Samantha Moorin and nephew, Michael Moorin. Ed’s celebration of life will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 12:30 pm at Arch L. Heady & Son at Westport Village, 7410 Westport Rd. Guests are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 4-8pm and after 10am the day of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: K.I.S. Foundation, PO Box 29, Glenview KY 40025. Please visit us online at


  • K.I.S. Foundation


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, May 16, 2019


Edward "Ed" Jay Smith

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Marc McAdams

May 13, 2019

Ed first came to me some 20 years ago as a customer. Over the years he became a dear friend, a confidant, a prayer partner and an adviser. We've shared lunches, conversations, laughs and more recently tears. While I'm still reeling from the shock of all this, I do remember once telling him "if you make it to God's feast before I do, save me a place at the table". I thought I was kidding. I couldn't have imagined this younger and healthier man preceding me into paradise, but I know he's there and I know he's holding a place for me. Ed always kept his word. I know I will miss him.
My deepest possible sympathies are extended to Leslie and the family.