September 1, 1961 - June 26, 2020
SMITH, Jeffery Wayne Jeffery Wayne Smith, 58, passed away on Friday, June 26 surrounded by loving family and friends. Jeff was born September 1, 1961 in Lafayette, IN to M. Duane and Martha (Marty) (Collins) Smith. He was a 1980 graduate of Lafayette Jeff High School and the Southeastern Academy of Travel and Tourism in Kissimmee, FL. Jeff started his career as a travel agent at Lafayette Travel and then moved on to Imperial Travel. In 2007 he changed careers and began driving a dump truck for MS Transport. On October 29, 1988 Jeff married Julie K. McKinzie. Jeff loved coaching his son Zach and all kids in youth basketball and baseball. He appreciated music especially classic rock. Jeff enjoyed throwing darts and playing cards with friends. He was a member of the Moose Lodge 1529 where he was a former Governor and a member of the Navy Club Ship 12. Jeff is survived by his wife Julie; son Zach Smith of Lafayette; special nephew Alex Kline of South Bend; brothers Brian (Sheri) Smith and Tony (Shana) Smith both of Lafayette; his sister-in-law Nancy (Cory) Willard of Smyrna, TN; uncle Dick Collins and aunt Carol Snider both of Colburn, IN as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless good friends. Jeff is preceded in death by his father M. Duane Smith; special grandparents Orris and Bernice Collins; grandmother Hazel Smith; and aunt Phyllis (PJ) Criswell. The family would like to thank St. Franciscan hospice, especially Deidre Dudley and Beth Van Laere, for their excellent care of Jeff. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the YMCA Youth Sports programs. A celebration of life will take place on July 11 at the Navy Club Ship 12 (1905 Elmwood Avenue, Lafayette, IN) from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Share memories and condolences at www.simplicity-funeralcare.com.
SMITH, Jeffery Wayne Jeffery Wayne Smith, 58, passed away on Friday, June 26 surrounded by loving family and friends. Jeff was born September 1, 1961 in Lafayette, IN to M. Duane and Martha (Marty) (Collins) Smith. He was a 1980 graduate... View Obituary & Service Information
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