Jeffrey ”Jeff” Carter Smith

Jeffrey ”Jeff” Carter Smith

November 12, 1965 – December 26, 2021

On Sunday, December 26, 2021, Jeffery Carter Smith passed away at the age of 56.  He was born on November 12, 1965, to Bud and Bobbie (McIntyre) Smith.

Jeff graduated from Westside High School in 1984 and went on to earn a degree in Psychology and Marketing from the University of Arizona in 1989.

He lived in California for a few years after graduation, then returned to Omaha, Nebraska, where he met and married Deborah Rawlings in 1994.  Their daughter, Sarah, was born on November 2, 1995.

Jeff enjoyed cooking and gardening, loved caring for animals and talking to people, maintained many lifelong friendships and made new friends everyday wherever he went, and he was always on the move.

Jeff was preceded in death by father, Ira R. Smith.  He is survived by mother, Roberta Smith; daughter, Sarah Smith; grandson, Cayden Melia; brothers, Steve Smith (Diane), David Smith; sister, Kerry Grossoehme (Steve); nephew, Jason Smith (Heidi); nieces, Kayle Askew (Brandon), Lauren Grossoehme; grandnieces and grandnephew: Gracy Smith, Laken Askew and Robbie Smith.

Funeral Service: Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 2pm, at Heafey, Hoffman, Dworak and Cutler Mortuary, 7805 West Center Road, Omaha, NE.  Memorials are suggested to Catholic Charities of Omaha or the Nebraska Humane Society.



  • Stephen Hegarty Posted January 6, 2022 5:47 pm

    Just wanted to send my deepest sympathy for the family was my best friend for 45 years Loved him as my brother

  • Spencer K Sibbitt Posted January 7, 2022 1:32 pm

    I am so sorry. I will try to be there!! ❤

  • Jay & Marky Quinn Posted January 8, 2022 2:12 pm

    Marky & I have been priveledged to know Jeff since moving to Omaha in grade school. Growing up a few streets from each other with all of the neighborhood having the highest regards for Jeff & the Smith Family. Our greatest sorrows go out to Jeff & Family. God Bless. Jay & Mark Quinn.

  • Mike Womack Posted January 9, 2022 2:10 pm

    Surprised and saddened to here about Jeff’s passing. I have known Jeff since Junior High, but haven’t seen him in several years…a lot of fond memories! Jeff was a spirited individual that was loved by many. My deepest sympathy for the Smith family and praying for love and support during this time to everyone that was blessed to know Jeff.

  • Bill Taylor Posted January 10, 2022 9:28 am

    Sorry to here about your loss. I new Jeff since elementary such a good man full of energy will truly be missed .

  • Dan and Jackie Hegarty Posted January 11, 2022 11:14 am

    Our sympathy to the Smith family in the loss of Jeff. So sorry and taken so young. We have many fond memories of Jeff. Our heart goes out to all of you.

  • Allan and Stephanie Rarick Posted January 13, 2022 8:50 am

    We are saddened by the news of Jeff and send our condolences to the Smith family. Being a neighbor of Jeff’s for many years, we saw his daily enjoyment of family, friends, and pets. He always had a “hello” or a wave or a bit of conversation when he noticed a neighbor outside. So proud of his garden, we were blessed to be gifted endless amounts of tomatoes and peppers during the summer. He will be missed in Pacific Heights.

  • Jeff Syslo Posted January 14, 2022 2:33 pm

    Sending my deepest sympathy to the Smith family. Jeff was so full of energy, life and laughter. He was truly a genuine and thoughtful soul. I will miss him dearly. Rest in peace brother.

  • Kerry Grossoehme Posted January 14, 2022 10:31 pm

    My baby brother Jeff was so full life & had the biggest heart of anyone I knew. I will miss his endless energy & positive attitude in spite of what life threw his way. He never forgot a birthday or just checking in on all the people loved. Rest in pease my sweet baby brother ❤️❤️❤️ I love you, Kerry ❤️

  • Kerry Grossoehme Posted January 14, 2022 10:45 pm

    I can’t even find the words for the sadness that I feel in my heart. Jeff was the baby in our family he kept us all on on toes with his endless energy & his positive attitude, even when life would beat him down. May he rest in eternal pease!! We will all be together again one day.

  • Katie Kelly Posted January 15, 2022 2:01 pm

    David and family. I’m so sorry about your brotherThe Kelly family sends you prayers.

  • Tammy Weirich Posted January 15, 2022 2:34 pm

    Our hearts and prayers are with you and family Sarah, stand strong as he will always be with you. We love you guys

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