OBITUARY

Jack V. Smith Jr.

December 2, 1946March 31, 2018
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Jack V. Smith, Jr., 71, passed away peacefully, Saturday, March 31, 2018, at his home in Myrtle Beach, with his loving family by his side, after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on December 2, 1946 in Waynesburg, to the late Jack Vincent Smith, Sr. and Helen Hoy Smith. Along with his parents, Jack is preceded in passing by his sister, Kathy Jane Smith; and his niece, Kelly Sonneborn.

Following his Honorable discharge from the United States National Guard in August of 1972, Jack went on to spend his entire working life in the insurance industry, having retired from the Baily Agency in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. In his younger days, he was involved with coaching his son’s youth sports in baseball and football. He was also an avid hunter and loved fishing from the Springmaid Pier. Jack loved watching all sports, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pens & Pirates. He also enjoyed college sports. Jack loved playing golf, traveling and the ocean, but most of all, he loved his family.

Left to cherish Jack’s memory, is his beloved wife, with whom they would’ve celebrated 50 years of marriage this year, Jacqueline “Jackie” P. Smith of Myrtle Beach; his children, Jessica Smith Watts and her husband, Tom, of Delaware, Ohio & Jeremy Smith of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania; his grandchildren, Taylor, Emma, Lucas, and Jacob Watts, Noah , Cooper and Tanner Smith; his brother, George William Smith and his wife, Leslie, of Morgantown, West Virginia; his sisters, Diana Knight of Myrtle Beach, Linda Sonneborn and her husband, Bob, of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania & Lisa Pollock and Roger Lasko, of Carmichaels, Pennsylvania; his brother-in-law, Walter “Wally” Petros and his wife, Janice; his beloved fur-baby, Allie, who he loved dearly; as well as many nieces and nephews, a large, loving, extended family, supportive friends and neighbors.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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Connie Morris

April 6, 2018

Jackie, I was very sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Too many years have gone by since last seeing/talking to you or Jack, but please know I have often thought about you both. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Connie

Ed Zelich

April 4, 2018

My family will always remember Jack and his beautiful wife for adopting us as members of their family. He was an incredible husband and father rooted in the belief of looking out for family and friends.

Jack “ I promise to pay it forward”

Till we meet again my friend,

Ed

Donna Higinbotham

April 4, 2018

Dear Jackie,

We were so saddened to hear about Jack. He was always so nice. Please know we are thinking of you.

With heartfelt sympathy,

Donna & Gary Higinbotham

Lori Zemba

April 4, 2018

Jackie, Jess and Jeremy, my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss.

Sandy Wood

April 3, 2018

I always enjoyed talking to him and Jackie. Also enjoyed talking to him and his buddies when they would come to the moose for lunch. Always loved talking to them when they would come in my work place. Missed them when they moved south. So so sorry for your loss Jackie and Family. Was so surprised.

Doug Wagener

April 3, 2018

I always thought that Jack was a peach of a guy, and I am very sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family.

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Biography

Jack V. Smith, Jr., 71, passed away peacefully, Saturday, March 31, 2018, at his home in Myrtle Beach, with his loving family by his side, after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on December 2, 1946 in Waynesburg, to the late Jack Vincent Smith, Sr. and Helen Hoy Smith.
Along with his parents, Jack is preceded in passing by his sister, Kathy Jane Smith; and his niece, Kelly Sonneborn.

Following his Honorable discharge from the United States National Guard in August of 1972, Jack went on to spend his entire working life in the insurance industry, having retired from the Baily Agency in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. In his younger days, he was involved with coaching his son’s youth sports in baseball and football. He was also an avid hunter and loved fishing from the Springmaid Pier. Jack loved watching all sports, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pens & Pirates. He also enjoyed college sports. Jack loved playing golf, traveling and the ocean, but most of all, he loved his family.

Left to cherish Jack’s memory, is his beloved wife, with whom they would’ve celebrated 50 years of marriage this year, Jacqueline “Jackie” P. Smith of Myrtle Beach; his children, Jessica Smith Watts and her husband, Tom, of Delaware, Ohio & Jeremy Smith of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania; his grandchildren, Taylor, Emma, Lucas, and Jacob Watts, Noah , Cooper and Tanner Smith; his brother, George William Smith and his wife, Leslie, of Morgantown, West Virginia; his sisters, Diana Knight of Myrtle Beach, Linda Sonneborn and her husband, Bob, of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania & Lisa Pollock and Roger Lasko, of Carmichaels, Pennsylvania; his brother-in-law, Walter “Wally” Petros and his wife, Janice; his beloved fur-baby, Allie, who he loved dearly; as well as many nieces and nephews, a large, loving, extended family, supportive friends and neighbors.