Jack Lynn Smith, 75, of Murphys, passed away peacefully on Feb. 6, 2018, surrounded by family. He was a stubborn old man who put up one heck of a fight. He loved his family, little dog Ginger Smith and working on his dream yard. We’re sure he collected his free play in heaven and is hitting the slots!

Jack is survived by his wife, Sandra, of Murphys; children, Conetha (Andrew) Romeo, of Sonora, Monica Smith, of Murphys, Benjy Smith, of Angels Camp, Nicky Smith, of Murphys; brother, Tommy Smith, of Hollister; and sister, Karen "Cookie" Azlin, of Yreka; stepson, Jesus Duran, of San Diego; three grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, tune up your car and check the air pressure in your tires; he would have wanted that.