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 Elementry, Lewiston junior high, and North cash high school for two years and was in the first graduating class of Skyview 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 Aires South Argentina mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where he spoke beautiful Spanish and loved the native people. After his return , 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, Sunday school president.
Jack and Margo raised nine children in Ogden where they on the yellow cab company of Ogden, the Millstream motel, and Co-owned J & J auto body.
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 guestbook.
He also collected flashlights, pocket knives, 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. It 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 and Barnett (Brian), Diana Elizabeth Cobabe (William), Thomas Jackson Smith Junior, Daniel LaRoy Smith (Jamie), Sarah Marie Charlesworth (Travis), Laura Leona Salcedo (Felipe) 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 grand children 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. Derek Eggleston and staff.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 4, 2021.
Life Story Info
Cause of Death
Religion and Beliefs
- Millstream Motel.
- Yellow Cab of Ogden
Associate'sUtah State University