Jay  Smith


Jay Smith, 66, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Saturday, March 16, 2019. He was born to Allan and Marion Smith in Lebanon, Indiana. On May 23, 1988 Jay married Laurie Kolesar Foster. Jay was a dedicated employee of Motion Industry for over 30 years. Jay loved to hike, some of his favorite spots being: Longs Peak, Mt. McKinley and Mt. Shasta. Jay was the undefeated champion of Wednesday night ping-pong with his brother Gary. Jay ran the mini marathon for the past 30 years. He was a very active grandpa, he loved to take his grandkids to the park and feed them multiple bowls of ice cream. Jay was a proud shareholder of the Green Bay Packers. Jay is survived by his wife Laurie, five children: Carrie Isbelle, Adam Smith (Christie), Kristine Landrum (Brian M.), Elizabeth Foster (Jordan A.), and Steven Foster (Kelly), thirteen grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Jay is also survived by his mother, Marion Smith, brothers: Gary Smith (Becky), and Stan Smith, sister: Julie Young (Gary), and several nieces and nephews. Jay is preceded in death by his father, Allan Smith, one son, Mathew Foster, and son in law, Brian Landrum. A memorial gathering will be held Wednesday, March 20th from 4-8 p.m. at New Hope Christian Church 5780 S. Main St. Whitestown, IN 46075. A service will be held at the church on Thursday, March 21st beginning at 11 A.M. Arrangements entrusted to Simplicity Funeral and Cremation Care, Zionsville
Published on March 18, 2019
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Danette Bianchi
Mar 24, 2019
My sincerest consilences tonthe entire family for the passing if Jay.
So sorry I did not receive the news until after the services so was not able to attend. Please know you are in my heart, prayers and thoughts.
Peace to you all. Danette ❤️
Charlie Vestey
Mar 20, 2019
Laurie, I’m so sorry for your loss. I only met Jay once but I felt like what you guys had was special. You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers.
Art Ball
Mar 18, 2019
I first met Jay back in 1997 while working for GM in Anderson, IN. He and I had a working relationship all these years and shared many business luncheons. His professionalism, dependability and attention to details, made him one of the best in his field. Jay was my favorite vendor and I considered him a good friend. I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing. He will be missed. May God bless you all.