Jimmy D. Smith, 55, of Indianapolis, passed away February 21, 2018. He was born on May 14, 1962 in Hamilton, OH, son of Harold Dean and Joy Witt Smith.
Jimmy was a 1980 graduate of Carmel High School. He worked as a contractor as well as construction. For several years, he owned JDS Contracting in building houses. His favorite car was the 1941 Willy’s Coupe, but he also enjoyed working on all models of cars. He and Jana Christy were married on December 11, 1993.
As an outdoorsman, Jimmy liked to fish and grill out, taking advantage of being outside in nature. He enjoyed sightseeing while traveling across the United States, including family memories while traveling to Disney World. Jimmy enjoyed playing cards, watching sports as well as several other hobbies. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family. For the last 16 years, Jimmy battled health issues which affected his daily activities.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Joy L. Witt Smith.
Survivors include his father, Dean Smith; wife, Jana Christy Smith; sons, Matthew Smith and Andrew Smith; brothers, Shorty Smith and Gary Smith and sister, Mary Smith.
A Gathering of family and friends will take place Sunday, March 4 from 2-4 pm in Bussell Family Funerals, 1621 E. Greyhound Pass, Carmel.
In memory of Jimmy, donations may be made to Bussell Family Funerals to assist the family with final expenses or The Kidney Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Bussell Family Funerals, Westfield-Carmel is privileged to assist the family in arrangements.
National Kidney Foundation of Indiana
911 East 86th Street, Indianapolis IN 46240