March 7, 1947 — August 30, 2021 (age 74)
Thomas Jackson Smith “Jack” passed away on Monday, August 30, 2021, of causes incident to diabetes. He was born on March 7, 1947, in Lewiston, Utah, to Thomas Earl and Kathryn Humphrey Smith.
He was raised in Richmond, Utah, attending Park Elementary, Lewiston Jr. High, and North Cache High School for two years and was in the first graduating class of Sky View High School in Smithfield in 1965. Jack attended Utah State University for three years, studying industrial arts education.
He served a mission in the Buenos Aries South Argentina Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, where he spoke beautiful Spanish and loved the native people.
After he returned, he married Margo Ann Bradshaw in the Logan Temple on September 10, 1969. They were married for 52 years.
He served in many callings at church, including the Bishopric, High Council, High Priest Group Leader, Elders Quorum Teacher, Young Men’s President, and Sunday School President.
Jack and Margo raised nine children in Ogden, where they owned the Yellow Cab Company of Ogden, the Millstream Motel, and co-owned J&J Autobody.
Jack loved old cars. He enjoyed restoring and collecting them, and displaying around 100 of them in the Millstream Classic Car Museum. He enjoyed having people visit from all over the world and sign his museum guest book. He also collected flashlights, pocketknives, keychains, hat pins, and fridge magnets.
Jack had beautiful penmanship. He carried note paper and a pen in his front shirt pocket at all times, and wrote copious notes of things he wanted to remember to do and accomplish.
He was neat, orderly, punctual, truthful, and extremely dependable. If he said he would do something, he did it. If he said he would be there, he was there.
Jack was a people-person who enjoyed humor, banter, small talk, and the company of good folks. He was very much a small-town guy. He could be seen in his blue bib overalls, puttering around his small hobby farm on his Honda Big Red three-wheeler, usually with one or two grandchildren hanging on the back. Jack was a lighthearted jokester who was friendly and engaging. He got emotional easily, and he valued his friends and his family. He was very generous, kind without question, and good at his core. He was an excellent orator, and he had a beautiful singing voice.
He is survived by his wife, Margo, and his children: Jennifer Ann Barnett (Brian), Diana Elizabeth Cobabe (William), Thomas Jackson Smith, Jr., Daniel LaRoy Smith (Jamie), Sarah Marie Charlesworth (Travis), Laura Leona Saucedo (Fil), Samuel Robert Smith (Emily), Jacob George Smith (Viktoria), and Kathryn Ila Winder (Danny); siblings: Leslie Smith (Nita), Ann Allred (Joe), and Marie Lundgreen (Allen); 25 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Kathy Bravo, and his grandson, Leo.
His family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Darek Eggleston and staff.
Funeral Services were on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at the Hargis Hill Ward in Willard, UT. Interment was in the Willard Cemetery. There is a livestream of the service available online at www.myers-mortuary.com, just scroll to the bottom of Jack’s obituary on Myers website to view the livestream where condolences may also be expressed to the family.