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Jason Robert Smith

Mr. Jason Robert Smith, age 45, of Vidalia, died Tuesday, September 27, 2022, in McDonough after a sudden illness.  He was a native of the Center Community and a 1996 graduate of Toombs County High School.  He served four years in the United States Army.  He was a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he was a tank operator on the Abrams M1A1 tank.  After his time in the service, he returned to Toombs County and worked as a painter and general contractor before moving to McDonough, where he was currently working with Peachtree Protection Covers.  Jason attended East Gordon Street Baptist Church.  He enjoyed hunting, especially coon, deer and turkey, competition dirt bike, watching NASCAR and the Georgia Bulldogs, and riding his Papa Kersey’s horse.  He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Ancle Kersey; maternal step grandfather, Frank Cranmer; paternal grandparents, Jack and Julie Smith; and uncle, Danny Kersey.

His family includes his fiancé, Leah Joyner Farrow of Vidalia; two sons, Hunter Smith of Ft. Carson, Colorado and Hayden Smith of McDonough; mother, Kathy Kersey Marchand and husband Jim of McDonough; father, Dale Smith and wife Lisa of Lyons; maternal grandmother, Bonnie Kersey Cranmer of Reidsville; five siblings, Nick Smith of Wichita Falls, Texas, Jennifer Cornish and husband Dave of Frederick, Maryland, Dequera Bell and husband Robert of Glenwood, Jeffery Smith and wife Melissa of Cartersville, and Kristin Altman and husband Brandon of Long Pond Community; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and his beloved dog, Bella.

The funeral service will be Sunday afternoon, October 2nd, at 2:00 in the chapel of Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home with Pastor Dannie Williams and Rusty McCullough officiating.  Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday afternoon from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Flowers are accepted, or memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project by visiting their website at supportwoundedwarriorproject.org, or Tunnels to Towers Foundation by visiting their website at t2t.org.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jason Robert Smith, please visit our floral store.

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