Mr. Jay Lewis Smith earned his wings on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at Atrium Health Cleveland in Shelby, NC.
He was born to the Rev. Arthur Jay Smith and the late Minnie P. Smith in Boiling Springs, NC on January 3, 1958.
He attended Crest High School in Shelby, NC. He joined Suck Creek Baptist Church at an early age. He worked in Manufacturing and Landscaping.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his brother, William Andrew Smith, and grandparents.
Jay leaves to cherish loving memories, his father, Rev. Arthur Jay Smith, of Caroleen, NC; five sisters, Carolyn Sharpe (Daryl), of Shelby, NC, Chris Lee (Maurice), of Mooresboro, NC, Yvonne Black (David), of Shelby, NC, Martha Roseboro, of Forest City, NC, and Sarah Peay, of Caroleen, NC; aunts, Christine Harrill, of Caroleen, NC, Gracie Smith, of Gaffney, SC, Lula Lee (Ernest), of Shelby, NC; nephews, Jarred Smith, Justin Smith, Joshua Withrow, Brandon Withrow, Maurice Lee, Westley Black, and Jamie Peay; nieces, Brittany Black, Courtney Black, and Jada Peay; great-nephews, Jarred Smith, Deacon Withrow, and Keon Smith; great-nieces, summer smith, Ayla Smith, Emileigh Withrow, and Haven Peay, other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends in Suck Creek Baptist Church Tuesday, May 23rd, from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will follow the visitation at 1:00 p.m., with the Rev. Tony Makupson officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.