Jerad Nicholas Smith, 33, of Tok, Alaska, passed away at his home and went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Jerad was born Oct. 6, 1983, in Ellensburg, Wash., to Mark and Joyce (Miltnovich) Smith. At the age of twenty, Jerad joined the United States Navy, whereafter he proudly served his country for over 11 years. Jerad honorably retired from the United States Navy as a Second Class Petty Officer. He was stationed at many duty stations around the country, including serving aboard the USS Ronald Reagan. Jerad grew up in Alaska, loved the outdoors, and had a love for the ocean and being close to the water. His intelligence reflected not only in his Navy career as an IT, but was seen in his daily life where he enjoyed gaming and building computers. Jerad was a loving father of three children, Brooklyn (10), Alyssa (six), and Tyler (four), and he would do anything to put a smile on their faces. His children absolutely adored their daddy and he will be greatly missed. Jerad was also a loving son, brother, and husband. He is survived by his parents Mark and Joyce Smith; sister Tricia Christianson and spouse Josh; nephew Lincoln Christianson; wife of 11 years Jamie Winbury Smith; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, May 5, 2017, at Chapel of the North, Tok, Alaska. Visitation with the family will follow after. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Alaska.
Published April 30, 2017