Jason Barrett Smith, 46, passed away Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. He was born April 23, 1975, in Danville, a son of Sherry Elaine (Jordan) Doolin and the late Daniel Thomas "Danny" Smith.
On Feb. 14, 1998, he was united in marriage to Starr Lynn (Bailey) Smith; she survives.
Jason graduated from Lebanon High School in 1993. Following school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. After his honorable discharge, he graduated from ITT Tech in Indianapolis with an HVAC certificate. Jason was a member of Local Union #1393. For several years, he worked as a pipefitter for CenterPoint Energy, formerly known as Vectren Energy.
Jason loved the outdoors and everything that went along with being outdoors. He loved to go fishing, hiking, long walks, bike rides, canoeing, camping, campfires, boating and hunting. He loved to spend time doing all of these things and more with his wife and kids as they were his world. It meant so much to him to get to be there alongside them, teaching them all of his knowledge! He was so knowledgeable about anything you could think of, and he loved to share it and experience it with them. He loved demolition derbies, NASCAR races, and dirt track truck racing was one of his favorites.
He was the best daddy in the world, and he made sure to never miss any events his kids were in. He was always involved lending a hand in everything they were a part of. He coached t-ball, baseball, softball, and helped with the Harney Elementary PTO. He was very involved with Boy Scouts, helped with girl scouts selling cookies, volunteered with the United Way, volunteered with LHS marching Band and Tigerettes, and made sure to proudly take Alyssa to every daddy daughter dance. He loved going on date night and random date days with his wife, the love of his life, Miss Starr, or Princess Starr Monkey as he would call her. He loved doing crafts, games, and playing cards with her, doing Bible studies with her, and loved visiting different wineries and breweries. Jason was very ornery and loved to pull pranks, tell jokes, and loved to give nicknames to his kids and their friends. He loved going on vacation with his family, one of the favorites being Gulf Shores, Alabama. Although, he did not like to stay outside on "Ginger" beach as he would call it for too long because he would burn so easy.
Jason loved his union brothers, enjoyed being a union steward, and just being there for all of his brothers. Jason was always there for anyone and would drop everything to help. He would give the shirt off his back to help his friends and family as well as anyone in need. He was an all-around great man who touched the lives of so many people. Jason will be missed so much by his family and by everyone who knew him.
Survivors include his wife, Starr L. Smith; two children, Cory Austin Smith and fiancée, Carley Morgan and Alyssa Rachelle Smith and boyfriend, Casey Posey; mother, Sherry E. Doolin; sister, Jennifer (Scott) Howard; brother, Daniel Paul Smith; stepbrother, Sonny Ourai; father-in-law, David Bailey Sr. (wife Denise Bailey); mother-in-law, Patty Bailey (Ol'Patty, or Ol' Mable as he called her); brother-in-law, David (Alyssa Martin) Bailey, Jr. (Super Dave as he called him); nieces and nephews, Emma and Ella Bailey, Tiffany and Daniel Howard; fur babies, his grand dogs, Buddy, Winnie, Georgia, Casper, and Gus and the grand cats, Jill and Sissy.
A Celebration of Life for Jason is pending. Myers Mortuary and Boone County Crematory have been entrusted with his arrangements.
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In lieu of flowers for Jason's memory please donate to Boone County Sylvia's Child Advocacy Center, 218 East Washington Street, Lebanon, IN 46052. Online condolences: myersmortuary.com.