I was very fortunate to have Jan in my life as an adolescent and throughout my teen years. Jan’s stepson, Keith, and I spent about every day together during those years playing sports, watching ESPN, eating pizza, pretending we were sick trying to get out of going school or getting in trouble for jumping in the house. It was during those years that I saw in Jan his strong entrepreneurial spirit and love for his family. That entrepreneurial drive inspired me and I admired his commitment to his employees and the legacy of this family business. I always appreciated his direct candor on any topic and at any time whether in a crowd or a private discussion. He had a great sense of humor and was always ready to have a good time. Jan, you will definitely be missed in my heart. Thanks for being you!! Love, Derek
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Jan Smith, 75, passed away on May 31, 2020 at North River. He was born to Dorace and Catherine (Schafer) Smith.
Jan is survived by his wife Joyce Smith (Dailey); his sons Glenn (Carol) Smith and Todd (Valerie) Smith; his step-daughter Kim (Tom) Paul; his step-son Keith (Sherri) Schroeder; several grandkids and 1 great-grandson.
He attended Evansville College. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam Era. Jan was the former owner of S + S Express and worked in the trucking industry all his adult life. Jan enjoyed traveling, fishing, golf, and spending time with his family and friends.
Private services will be held at Sunset Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Methodist Youth Home or Tri State Food Bank.
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