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Jason D. "Smitty" Smith
July 31, 1972 ~ June 4, 2023 (age 50) 50 Years Old
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Jason D. “Smitty” Smith, 50, Kokomo, passed away at home with his family by his side, at 3:24 pm on Sunday, June 4, 2023, after battling a lifelong illness and cancer. He was born July 31, 1972, in New Port News, Virginia, the son of Bill Smith and Dorothy (Stout) Roach. On March 31, 2001, he married the love of his life, Shannon Smith, and she survives.
He earned his GED through Eastern High School. Jason was an avid fisherman, and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with family. He also enjoyed coin collecting, building and working on computers, playing video games, home improvement and gardening. Jason “always put others ahead of himself to help them out anyway he could.”
Jason is survived by his wife, Shannon Smith; mother, Dorothy Roach; daughter, Jasmin Smith; son, Josh (Shelby) Smith; brothers, Dave (Tina) Smith, Mike (Lori) Roach, and William (Cheryl) Roach; sister, Candy (Dan) Wilson; grandsons, James Douglas Smith and Jace Douglas Smith; mother-in-law, Karen Weaver; father-in-law, Larry Griggs; sister-in-law, Robin Crittendon; brother-in-law, Corey Griggs; and stepfather, Bob Roach.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bill Smith and stepmother, Marilyn Smith.
A memorial service will be held at Noon Friday, June 9, 2023, at Mt Zion Free Methodist Church, 13048 S. 400 W. Kokomo, with Jackson Moore officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 11:00 a.m. until Noon Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shirley & Stout to assist the family with final arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.