Jay Dee Smith, 54, of Huntsville, Ark., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale. 

He was born Oct. 17, 1968, to Gareth and Vernadene (McLoud) Smith in Huntsville. 

Jay Dee loved the outdoors; hunting, fishing, and riding motorcycles were some of his favorite pursuits. He was a machinist by trade, working in aircraft component manufacturing, an occupation which he thoroughly enjoyed. 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Vernadene. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Smith; his father, Gareth Smith, (wife, Cindy); his two sons, Chaise Majors of Springfield, Mo., and Caleb Smith (Cheyanne Clyborn) of Johnson, Ark.; one stepson, Tanner Farmer of Huntsville, Ark.; one stepdaughter, Stefany Farmer Kaye (husband, John) of Kingston, Ark.; one brother, Mark Smith (wife, Katie) of Knoxville, Tenn.; and nine grandchildren, whom he adored. 

Graveside services were Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, at 10 a.m. at Marshall Cemetery with Robert Waters and Ivy Conner officiating. Services are under care of Madison County Funeral Service. 

Pallbearers were Ray Jones, Kendall McLoud, Rocky Burnett, Clint Ham, Edwin Hunt, Steven Burgess.

Honorary pallbearers were David Smith, Dwain McLoud, James Markley, Steve McCoy.