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Jackson C. Smith, 79, of Jefferson, Ohio, died Monday, May 13, 2019, at Jefferson Healthcare Center.

He was born Oct. 20, 1939, in Indiana, a son of Carl and Zula (Henry) Smith, and lived the past 19 years in the Jefferson area, coming from Cleveland. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Over the years, Mr. Smith worked in the coal mines, drove a bus, worked on cars, was a dealer at casino events and loved the race horses and going to Las Vegas.

Jackson and Elizabeth spent 11 years wintering in Florida, enjoying the weather and their new friendships.

He is survived by his companion of 18 years, Elizabeth A. Smith, of Jefferson; a daughter, Edith B. (John) Chambers, of Mentor, Ohio; a great-granddaughter, Tionna Cisco, of Mayfield, Ohio; and a sister, Nancy McAfoose, of Indiana.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Lora Hale; and two sisters, Barbara Hurley and Janet Chronoski.

A graveside service was held in North Madison Cemetery.

The Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, Jefferson, served the Jackson Smith family.