Jack V. Smith, Jr., 71, passed away peacefully, 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, Pennsylvania to the late Jack Vincent Smith, Sr. and Helen Hoy.
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 Bailey 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, Jacob & Noah, Cooper, and Tanner; 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.
A Celebration of Jack’s life will be held in Pennsylvania with the local assistance of Beehm Funeral Home.
At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jack’s name, may be made to St. Jude Cancer Research, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
To view these details online or to offer words of comfort through the online guest book, kindly visit the funeral home’s website at: www.burroughsfh.com
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Murrells Inlet, (843.651.1440) is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.
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So sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Smith family.
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