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Jason T. Smith

May 25, 1983 — July 20, 2022

A Celebration of Life Gathering for Jason T. Smith, 39, of Knoxville, will be held Wednesday, July 27, 2022, from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. with a Remembrance Service held at 7:00 p.m. at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, Knoxville, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be addressed to the family of Jason Smith and a trust will be established for his children: Ty and Kylynn. Pierschbacher Funeral Home is helping the family with details and the Remembrance Service may be viewed on Jason’s tribute page on the funeral home’s website, www.pierschbacherfuneralhome.com. A tribute fund is also available on the website.

The livestream of the Remembrance Service can be found using the following link:
https://my.gather.app/remember/jason-smith-2022

On July 20, 2022, a tragic motorcycle accident took Jason from us at the age of 39 years. In those 39 years, Jason made a tremendous impact on all who knew him.

When asking Ty and Kylynn to describe their Dad, one of the first things they thought of was how he loved to help people. That is exactly who he was, he loved to help others: at home, at work, and in his free time. Jason was an amazing dad, son, brother, and friend. He had a huge heart and was always willing to give. He liked to give advice, people didn’t always want to hear it, but it was usually sound advice. He had a gift of seeing the big picture and knowing just what to change or steps to take to make things better, faster, smoother.

He was the middle son of Richard and Beverly Stewart Smith born May 25, 1983. He and his brothers: Jared and Jake; they were a terror. Growing up on the farm south of Melcher, there were many adventures the three shared. Jason loved 4-H and showing the cattle and sheep, everything was an adventure, including a time when Bev couldn’t find them in the barn and a steer was gone. Jason was found riding the steer around the fairgrounds. He graduated from Melcher-Dallas High School in 2001 and then attended DMACC and went on to Marshalltown Community College where he studied Industrial Engineering. Always a hard worker, Jason worked in college at Schwanns’ Distribution in Marshalltown, he then worked at Lennox, and at Koch and Sully before going to Weiler’s in Knoxville about 6 years ago. He fit perfectly there and was very dependable and committed to making things better just as he always did. He was loved by his coworkers and was one of the smartest they had ever worked with.

Jason was a mentor to all who knew him, both young and old would listen to his advice, because he was never afraid to tell you if you were doing something wrong. He could fix anything and loved to tinker. He really took an interest in Sprint Cars and had many great friends in the race shops and infields. Of course we all know he had a great sense of humor and top that with knowing everything he told his good friend Davey “just drive the car like I set it up, and you can’t be beat!”

Jason will be greatly missed by many including his children: Ty and Kylynn and their mother, Brittney; mother, Beverly Smith; father, Dick (Julie) Smith; brothers: Jared (Sally) Smith and Jake (Cassie) Smith; nieces and nephews: Gracie, Lanie, Maddie, Xander, Kinley, Kendall, and Kaylee; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins; and countless friends.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Jason T. Smith, please visit our flower store.

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Celebration of Life

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame

1000 North Lincoln St, Knoxville, IA 50138

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Remembrance Service

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame

1000 North Lincoln St, Knoxville, IA 50138

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