Jonathan Thomas Smith
November 17, 1987-September 19, 2019
Jonathan Thomas Smith, 31, of Westwego, LA, gave the gift of life to 12 recipients through organ donation on September 19, 2019. He was born on November 17, 1987 in Shreveport, LA, the son of Randy Smith and Terry (née Romero) Corkhill. He attended Bossier Parish schools for most of his younger years.
Jon was a talented young man with a passion for life. He loved to travel and wanted to see the world with his love, Portia. He was a sweet man, always giving whatever time he had to make someone smile. He had a heart for all animals, but especially his dogs and could always be seen traveling with Stella and Chunk to see what NOLA had to offer. He was a soon-to-be dad to baby Mila and was actively trying to cross off items on her checklist to make sure everything was ready for her arrival in a few weeks. He was a responsible provider for his family, learning all he could first as a land surveyor and recently being promoted as a project manager for Beverly Industries. He was loved by all who knew him and his sweet spirit and legacy will live on in the hearts of those he touched.
Jon is survived by his wife Portia and his unborn daughter Mila; by his parents Randy (Jackie) Smith of Bossier City, LA and Terry (Timothy) Corkhill of Gonzales, LA; his parents-in-law, Milissa and Phillip Malone; his brother, Zachary; his brothers-in-law, Philip, Tristan, and Presley; and his step-sisters, Michele (Chris) Brennan and Jennifer (Robbie) Haley. Jon is preceded in death by his grandparents: Alfred (Willene) Smith, Floy (Leo) Ebarb, Lawrence (Geraldine) Romero, Irene Romero; and his aunt, Cheryl Beam.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 22nd from 9 AM-3 PM at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home in New Orleans, LA. Jon’s love of New Orleans will be honored with a traditional second line parade celebrating his life.
The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the doctors and nurses of University Medical Center in New Orleans and LOPA of New Orleans for all of their compassionate efforts.
If you would like to donate to the funeral and medical expenses or to help Portia in the upcoming weeks, a savings account has been opened with Regions Bank in the name of Jon Smith.