Jason Daniel Smith

April 22, 1975 - April 2, 2023

04/22/1975 - 04/02/2023

Past Services

Thursday April 06, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
8286929188 | Directions
Thursday April 06, 2023
3:00 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
8286929188 | Directions


Jason Daniel Smith, age 47, of Flat Rock, North Carolina, passed away on Sunday, April 02, 2023.  A native of Queens, New York, born April 22, 1975, he was the son of Jeremy David Smith of Durham, North Carolina, and Irene Smith of Flat Rock.


Jason enjoyed listening to music, playing his guitar, and selling different items at a flea market.  He was an avid sports fan, especially the New York Mets.


Left to cherish his memories, in addition to his parents, his stepfather, Francis Roughneen; stepmother, Susan Smith; sister, Kimberley Smith; nephew, Joshua Smith; and last but not least, Jason is survived by his canine companion, Stella, that he rescued from Blue Ridge Humane Society.


A prayer service will be held on Thursday, April 06, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Hendersonville.  Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., prior to the mass, at the funeral home.


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Jennifer Linker-Felman
1 year ago

I was so sorry to hear of Jays passing. I have thought of him often since we met our freshman year at purchase. He was such a special human whose kind and accepting soul could be felt.

He had written me a poem for my birthday that I wanted to share. He actually wrote me a beautiful letter and provided the ‘final’ version of the poem and the three drafts that led up to it.

I cannot find this originals and can no longer recall which is which but I think this was the final version. All were beautiful in their own light.

Rest easy Jay. May his memory be a blessing.

“The Tragedy of Dolls”

lost forever in the attics of little girls
cotton bled mouths
eyes un-stitched

the seamstress who has left
behind her needle & thread
,traded in her wand
fer a new pontiac

spitting oil down tired roads,
where so many dolls have died before

left un—touched
to hopscotch & jumpropes &
the lips of little boys

Edward Schultheis
1 year ago

I also knew Jay from college. It hurts me to find that after all these years, the only thing I learn of him is that he’s gone. We was a very wonderful person, with a deep caring heart. He loved music back then, and writing. He wrote a lot, and he wrote well. I’m sorry that he is gone.

Robert Sundback
1 year ago

My condolences to Jason’s family. I knew him at Purchase college. He was a great person. He will be missed.