Jay William Smith, 70, of Roseville, California, died Monday, January 23, 2017, at his nephew’s home after a battle with illness.
Jay was born August 8,1946, in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Tressie Cowgill and Homer Smith. He grew up in Twin Falls and attended Twin Falls High School.
Jay worked as a gas station attendant in Twin Falls during high school. He then was in the Army Reserves in Fort Ord, California before moving to Las Vegas, Nevada. After Las Vegas he settled in Roseville, California and worked for Formica Corporation in Lincoln, California for 30 years. He loved making walking sticks and was an avid sports card enthusiast.
He is survived by his wife, Jackie Smith, of Roseville, California; two daughters, Jamie Smith and Anne Smith; two stepsons, Jon McLinn and Shawn McLinn; his nephews Jerry (Leanne) Daniel of Twin Falls, Randy Daniel (Cindy Crawford) of Jerome, and Stacey Daniel (Kellie Riley) of Jerome; one uncle, Dale (Della) Ghan of Roy, Utah; and numerous grandchildren, great nephews and nieces and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Daniel; and his mother and father.
There will be a burial at Twin Falls Cemetery at a later date.