Clarence “Jay” Smith, 78, passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at Sarcoxie Nursing Home.

Clarence “Jay” Smith, 78, passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at Sarcoxie Nursing Home.  
Jay was born March 14, 1938 in Carthage to Clarence M. Smith and Thelma “Keller” Smith.  
He was a lifetime Carthage resident and worked in his family’s lawn care business.  Jay’s favorite pastime was bingo.
Jay is survived by three sisters:  Lorene Hendricks, Della Neel and Nancy Brooks, all of Carthage, along with several nieces and nephews.
Jay was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Linda Smith and 6 brothers:  Robert, Roy, Bobby, Manuel, Daniel and Russell.
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, 803 W. Chestnut in Carthage.
Online condolences may be made at www.ulmerfh.com .
Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.