October 2, 1935 – May 2, 2019
Jay Smith, 83, passed away on May 2, 2019 at Logan Hospital surrounded by family. He was born on October 2, 1935 to Rulon and Rhelda Perkes Smith, in Smithfield, Utah. He married Grace Bailey Bankhead on June 27,1957 in Wellsville, Utah.
He enjoyed snowmobiling, camping, hunting, fishing, and gardening. He worked at Thiokol for 39 1/2 years. He was a member of the Wellsville Amvets.
He is survived by his wife, Grace of Hyrum, RoseAnn (Boyd) Nielsen, Riverton, Utah, Teena (Rick) Johnson, Hyrum, Utah, Charlotte (David) Earley, Smithfield, Utah, Rulon (Robyn) Smith, Elwood, Utah, Tay (Alyce) Smith, Wellsville, Utah. 16 Grandkids, 19 Great-grandkids. Brother Clinton (Evon) Smith, Las Vegas, NV. He was proceeded in death by his father Rulon Smith, mother Rhelda Perkes Smith Woodward, step-father Elmer Woodward, 2 grandsons Jeremy Hillyard, and DJ Johnson, 2 granddaughters Kyliegh Ruedas, and Mellie Smith, 2 sister Gayla McClure, and Marva Maughan, 2 brothers Mervin Smith, and Randall Smith.
A viewing service will be held Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the North Stake Center, 245 Apple Drive, Hyrum, Utah. Prior to services from 10:30 am to 11:30 am, with Bishop Delon Brower conducting. A graveside service will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, May 10, 2019 at the Hyrum City Cemetery. Compassionate service by Hyrum 5th Ward Relief Society.