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Jared Lane Smith

March 22, 1989 August 9, 2018
Jared Lane Smith
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Obituary for Jared Lane Smith

Jared Lane Smith, 29, of Knoxville, died on Aug. 9, 2018. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Jean Hamilton Smith and maternal grandparents, George and Beulah Pritchett.

Jared is survived by his wife of five months, Alyssa Baker Smith; two sons, David Smith, 7, and Alexander Smith, 5; father and stepmother, Ryan and Carmen Smith; mother and stepfather, Sonya and Kevin Franklin; paternal grandfather, Dock Smith; 5 brothers, Chad Poston, Jeffrey Smith (Brittany Norman), Garrett Smith, Benjamin Smith (Taylor Donohoe), and Benjamin Franklin; 3 sisters, Jules Smith, Nikki Carr (Joseph), and Hannah Schroeder (Patrick). He is also survived by the mother of his sons, Kimberly Parker as well as several step-grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

In 2017, Jared graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in Material Science Engineering, recently working to develop 3D printing technology in the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL. He dreamed of starting an advanced composite business with his former college mates.

A self-professed “nerd,” Jared loved books, especially Science Fiction and Fantasy. He was a fan of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, and enjoyed online gaming with his brothers. He was an avid musician and could play many different instruments, including tuba, piano, and guitar. He enjoyed musical genres from Metallica to Mozart to Broadway musicals. The family will miss the sound of his rich bass voice.

Jared will be remembered by his family as a teacher, an innovator, and a hard worker. Those who knew him best know the special place he held in his heart for his sons. David and Alex looked up to their father and followed him like shadows, especially when he worked with his 3D printer. Their loss is most deeply felt.

Family will receive friends from 5-7 pm on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at Click Funeral Home, 9020 Middlebrook Pike with a service to celebrate Jared’s life to immediately follow. Graveside services will be at Edgewood Cemetery, 229 S. Gallaher View Road, Knoxville, on Aug. 16 at 10 a..m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to support the education of Jared’s children. Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union attn: Benefit Account for David and Alex Smith.


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Visitation

Wednesday

15

Aug

5:00 PM 8/15/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/15/2018 7:00:00 PM
Click Funeral Home and Cremations Middlebrook Chapel

9020 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37923

Click Funeral Home and Cremations Middlebrook Chapel
9020 Middlebrook Pike Knoxville 37923 TN
United States

Service

Wednesday

15

Aug

7:00 PM 8/15/2018 7:00:00 PM
Click Funeral Home and Cremations Middlebrook Chapel

9020 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37923

Click Funeral Home and Cremations Middlebrook Chapel
9020 Middlebrook Pike Knoxville 37923 TN
United States

Graveside

Thursday

16

Aug

10:00 AM 8/16/2018 10:00:00 AM
Edgewood Cemetery

229 S Gallaher View Rd
Knoxville, TN 37919

Edgewood Cemetery
229 S Gallaher View Rd Knoxville 37919 TN
United States
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