Smith, Jay F. Vicksburg Jay Franklin Smith, of Vicksburg passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at the age of 84. Jay was born on June 26, 1938 in Huntington, IN. He was the son of Claude and Elizabeth (Keifer) Smith. Jay was married to Mary Anne (VandeMaele) Smith for 65 years. Together they had five children: Tammy, Laurie, Christopher, Bonnie, and Kelly. He was also a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 357. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 11am at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 5855 East W Ave, Vicksburg. There will be a visitation on Tuesday from 4pm to 7pm with a rosary at 7pm at the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home, Vicksburg. Please go to www.amsfuneralhomes.com where you can sign Jay's guestbook, read his full obituary, and share a memory with his family. Those that wish may make contributions to St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church. The Smith family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home and Cremation Society, 409 South Main, Vicksburg, MI 49097 (269) 649-1697.