MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

March 30, 2013

Jack Darrell Smart (Chief Petty Officer, U.S.N. Ret.)

1940 - 2013


— Funeral services for Jack Darrell Smart, Chief Petty Officer, U.S.N. Ret., 73, of Muskogee, OK, will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday, April 1, 2013 at Fort Gibson National Cemetery with Chaplain Forrest Kirk officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home of Muskogee.

Jack was born January 3, 1940 at Westville, OK, the son of Horace and Daisy (Edgmon) Smart and died Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Muskogee. Jack was a 1958 graduate of Muskogee Central High School and went on to attend Connors and N.S.U. graduating with a Bachelor in Education. He spent 22 years in active duty in the U. S. Navy and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his son, Darrell Patrick Smart of Muskogee; step-son, David Smart of Horseshoe Bend, AR; step-daughters, Shannon Geil of Jacksonville, FL, Victoria Trent of Muskogee; four grandchildren, Kanyon Smart, Carson Smart, Christopher Trent, Sarai Bensinger; one great-granddaughter, Olivia Bensinger; brother, B. J. Smart of Muskogee; four sisters, Velma Risner of Pryor, Naomi Stevens of Rio Linda, CA, Syble Jones of Muskogee, Marjorie Younger of Muskogee; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

Along with his love of his family, he enjoyed fishing and hunting. Jack loved his country and was very dedicated to the service of his beloved America.