Jeff passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Intermountain Medical Center due to complications following a car accident. We will forever be grateful to the Shock Trauma ICU at IMC. They showed grace, compassion and love in their care.
Jeff’s time on earth in many ways felt too short but he did not fail to fill it to the brim with adventure, love and laughter. He loved the outdoors including fishing (especially on the Madison), camping, surfing, dirt biking and his endless search for Bigfoot. He never hesitated to share his enthusiasm with his family and loved ones. He spent every opportunity teaching his children and grandchildren many life-lessons. This is a trait he inherited from his dad Hal who he loved and admired.
Something everyone will always remember about Jeff is his sense of humor. He never failed to find an opportunity to pull a prank. You knew he loved you if he teased you. He was constantly laughing, making others smile. He was also passionate about college football (especially University of Utah), NASCAR, concerts, Maverick (Peach Tea), his truck “Big Foot” and researching conspiracy theories. He could also be caught watching COPS or Live PD while appearing to be asleep (touching the remote would prove otherwise).
Jeff took pride in working hard his whole life. For almost 20 years he worked as a Space Management Analyst for Associated Foods. This is where he perfected his daily pranks with his best friends Brandy and Kristy. He also loved his fun part time gig as a delivery driver at Madbrook Donuts. Jeff was there for 2 ½ years and enjoyed every minute of it… including all the free lemon donuts he could have.
Jeff was drawn to his soulmate Michelle immediately. He admired her strength, positivity and beauty both inside and out. Not only did they share the same language, quirks, and sense of humor, they truly finished each other’s thoughts and sentences. Although their time was cut short they made a lifetime of memories.
He is preceded in death by his dad Harold Smith, stepmom Jonelle Smith and Eagles member Glenn Frey.
Jeff is survived by his wife Michelle and their fur baby Whiskey; Son, Corey(Alyssa); Daughters, Nikki(Ryan), Kristy, Dani and Savannah; Grandkids Mason, Tessa and Clara, Mom Linda, many siblings, other family members, and lots of friends who loved him.
A Celebration of Jeffrey's Life will be held, Friday, December 20, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East in Salt Lake City. Guests are encouraged to use the complimentary valet parking on the north side of the building. Jeffrey will be laid to rest at a private family service on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 1342 East 500 South.
In Lieu of flowers contributions can be made at:
Go Fund Me: Funeral for Jeff Smith (Kristy Smith)