Jerry Michael Smoot, 72, of Portsmouth, died Friday, July 29, 2022, at Best Care Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Wheelersburg. He was born November 21, 1949, in Portsmouth, to the late Espa and Katie (Stone) Smoot.
Jerry was a retired Respiratory Therapist and was a huge Ohio State Buckeyes and Cincinnati Reds fan. He enjoyed getting out and gardening and liked to cook. When he was able, he loved to attend his favorite church, Cornerstone United Methodist, and loved to fish, however, spending time with his family was what brought him the most joy.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Thomas Smoot.
Jerry is survived by his wife of almost 51 years, Shirley (Thomas) Smoot, whom he married on August 7, 1971, his two children, Jonathan Smoot (Holly Williams) of Waverly and Amanda Smith (Aaron) of Portsmouth, five grandchildren, Vincent Smoot, Addilyn Smith, Whitney Daniels, Lacey Taylor, Hannah Banuelos, and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Sandra Payton, Douglas Thomas, Bonnie Thomas, Norma Toller, Barry Thomas, and Susan Granger, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 12:00 P.M. Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at Melcher Hammer Funeral Home in Portsmouth, with Pastor George Vastine officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Burial Park in Wheelersburg. A visitation for friends and family will be at the funeral home on Tuesday, from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at noon.