Jake Link Smith age 18, a resident of the Zion Chapel Community died Thursday, August 1, 2019 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Jack. Funeral services will be held at Hayes Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, August 4, 2019 beginning at 2:00 PM with Rev. Ashley Faulk officiating. Burial will follow in the Wise Mill Assembly of God Church Cemetery with Hayes Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be at Hayes Funeral Home on Saturday evening, August 3, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The family request the omission of flowers and ask memorials be made to the Zion Chapel marching band in his honor, c/o Zion Chapel Band Boosters, 29256 Hwy 87, Jack, AL 36346.
Jake was a loving son, brother and uncle and was the youngest of four siblings. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Bobby Carnley.
He leaves behind an extensive list of loved ones to cherish his memory - mother - Dana (James) Cole, Jack, AL; father - Mark (Sally Onorato) Smith, Dothan, AL; brothers - Joshua (Amy) Gilbert, Enterprise, AL, and Zachary Gilbert, Geneva, AL; sister - Hayley Cole, Jack; grandmothers - Nelda Carnley, Jack, and Joan Knighten, New Brockton, AL; grandfather - Link Smith, Elba, AL; grandparents - Carol (Robert) Cole, Killeen, TX; great grandmother- Hazel Joines of Level Plains, AL; uncles - Eric (Emily) Carnley, Robert (Erica Sanders) Carnley, and Craig Smith, all of Jack: an aunt- Rose (Jimmy) Everidge of Columbiana, AL; great aunt- Catherine (Gerald) Stiverus of Columbus, GA; along with cousins - Hayden Carnley, Luke Carnley, Abby Carnley, Ezra Carnley, and Cameron Johnson; nieces - Delilah and Evelyn Gilbert; and nephew - Gabriel Gilbert of Enterprise. Jake also leaves behind a devoted girlfriend Jordan Morrow of Elba. He was blessed to have extended families, including William, Janna, and Tray Morrow, and Corey, Meghan, Preston, and Jordan Millay all Elba. He also leaves behind his best friend since kindergarten, Hunter Sheets.