Jack William Smith

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Jack William Smith of Edmond, or Jackie, as he was known to family and friends, passed away peacefully at the age of 70 on February 11, 2017, in Oklahoma City, after a brief illness.

Jackie was born on April 6, 1946, in Oklahoma City to Robert and Connie Smith. He lived most of his life in Edmond and graduated from Edmond High School. He married his wife Sandy on December 8, 1967, in Edmond. Thirteen years later they were blessed by the birth of their only child, Ashley.

Jackie retired as a Sergeant Major in the Oklahoma Army National Guard. After his retirement, he spent almost eight years in Afghanistan working for various defense contractors.

He loved his pets, enjoyed fishing, and restored cars, boats and motorcycles in his spare time.

Jackie is remembered as warm and friendly soul who never met a stranger. He had the knowledge and expertise to repair almost anything and was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need.

He was preceded in death by his father Robert Smith, sister Donna Sue Stilwell, mother-in-law and father-in-law Vera and Floyd Jordan, and brother-in-law Jim Spruill.

He is survived by his wife Sandy, of the home, daughter Ashley, of Oklahoma City, mother Connie, of Edmond, cousin and best friend Phil Smith and his wife Sharon, of Edmond, sister-in-law Ethel Spruill, of Edmond, niece Michelle Sommers and husband Rob, of Oklahoma City, niece Stacey Peck and her husband James of Edmond, niece Sharon Derrick and her husband Harvey, of Edmond, niece Brenda Winkler of San Francisco, nephew Josh Himes of Colorado Springs, nephew Jason Winkler and his wife Emilia and children Tyler, Ava, and Elle, of San Francisco, nephew Devin Derrick of Edmond, nephew Caleb Derrick and his wife Kari and daughters Kylie, Brooklynn, and Remington, of Mustang, and niece Angel Derrick and daughter Andi of Edmond.

He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday at Matthews Funeral Home. Services will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Edmond First Church of the Nazarene.

14 thoughts on “Jack William Smith”

  1. We will miss Jack stopping by our office to visit and play with the dogs. We were all happy to see him when he would drop by. He was such a kind man and we will miss him.

  2. Jack was my uncle. He was a kind and patient man who was always generous with his time. Possessing a diverse and seemingly endless amount of knowledge, he taught me about all things mechanical…from trucks to lawn mowers. He was always there to offer help when friends or family needed his assistance, and without fail, he was able to solve most any problem that came up. He loved to go fishing and made it a priority to take the kids with him to the lake when possible. He loved animals and was always kind and sympathetic to them. He was a loyal and protective person with a great sense of humor…whether out on the lake or working in his shop, he was a joy to be around.

    He will be missed.

    1. Brenda Winkler

      Jackie was my uncle and would do anything for me, especially with mechanical work on my cars. He was easy-going and had a great laugh, a very kind man. He will be missed.

  3. Eric Hanson, Colonel, Retired

    Sergeant Major Smith will be remembered as someone who was a man of integrity, a professional, a man of technical expertise, someone you could always count on to get the job done. Jack loved his wife, family and friends. He will be sorely missed but remembered warmly in our hearts.

  4. I bought the house on NW 89th St from Jack and Sandy. It is so heartbreaking to hear that Jack has passed, but I know that his laugh can be heard all over heaven. He was always a happy person, and I’ll always remember him fondly.

  5. Jack always had a positive attitude and that would give me a better outlook. I enjoyed working with him at Edmond for many years. May he Rest in Peace.

  6. Jack was a good soldier and wonderful person. He will be missed. George M. Hedrick, CW3, USA(Ret)

  7. Ralph Reyes MSG.Ret AKA (Taco)

    Jackie was one person you could count on when you needed help I had the honor knowing Jackie when we worked for the FMS Shops his laugh was one thing you would know when he was around He will be missed by all who knew him

  8. Patrick Tsotigh, SFC (RET)

    SGM Jackie Smith was a good, decent, dependable, hard-working soldier- a role-model for younger soldiers to model after. Loved talking and learning from him. His legacy lives on in those of us from the OKARNG. Bless you all

  9. Rick Marchant

    jack to most , but to us at smith equipment he was jack rabbit
    A honor to work and put up with, for the short time spent with us. Joking with the guys ,always having a come back!
    Time spent at Colbys,Taco Tuesdays or Eichens , Jackie always picking on the staff.
    His face would lite up when he spoke of his daughter or almost in tears when him and Phil spoke of childhood memories growing up together or how cold it got at night when
    he spent time over seas , had wife send him a electric blanket!
    My friend a man of your word, I will miss your laughter and smile
    Rick & Valerie Marchant

  10. Devin Derrick

    Dear Uncle Jack, There were so many great memories growing up. You taught me how to build my first engine, paint a car, change brakes and fix anything that required a wrench. You were always there to lend a hand and give advice to anyone that needed it or just have a great conversation about fishing and life. Your faith and loyalty to family, friends and co-workers was seen by everyone. Your honest soul will be missed by us all..
    Your Nephew,

  11. Gena Mahaffey Menhusen

    Sandy, so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

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