He was born June 11, 1934 and passed away with family at his side on August 28, 2017.
Zack was born on June 11, 1934 in Paisley, Oregon and later moved to Toledo on the Yaquina Bay Road, As a young man he moved to Logsden in a very humble home where he started his family before building the family home on 15 acres on Logsden Road. Employed at the CD Johnson Lumber Mill before starting at the GP Paper Mill in Toledo where he retired in 1989.
Zack Smith was a hunter a fisherman as well as a sports fan enjoying hunting trips with his sons and grandsons, fishing with friends and attending sporting events in the Siletz area. He was widely recognized as a hard worker, very humble and caring to those he met. He enjoyed his time on the Siletz Fire Board very much. Zack Smith and Betty Whitehead spent the last 39 years together enjoying their family and trips to the Casino’s as well as hard work around the farm.
Preceding in passing was Zack’s Mother, Mae Sherman, Brothers Glenn Smith, James Smith, Vern Sherman, Daughter Linda King, Son Craig Whitehead, Grandson Richey Sergeant, Grandson Zane Leigh Dakota Smith, and Son-in-laws Juan Medina and Vic Miner.
Zack is survived by his companion of 39 years Betty Jean Whitehead, Sons and spouses: Dan Smith(Darlene) of Siletz, Zack Richard Smith Jr(Shannon) of Siletz, William Smith of Lincoln City, Terry Smith(Patti) of Toledo, Stuart Whitehead of Logsden, and Tony Whitehead(Dorsi) of Siletz. Daughters and Spouses: Marie Vinson(Ray) of Salem, Teresa Smith of Tri Cities Washington, Peggy Whitehead-Medina of Siletz, Tami Whitehead-Miner of Siletz, Linda Fowler(George) of Siletz. Brothers: Walt Sherman, Pat Sherman and Frank Sherman.
Grandchildren: Danelle Smith, Darren Smith, Jeremy Whitehead, Travis Ouderkirk, Tasha Sears, Tawnya Wiles, Trevor Smith, Bryce Smith, Felicity Smith, Nathan Smith, Zack R Smith III, Preston Williams, Blaine Smith, Chelsey Smith, Cady Smith, Clayton Smith, Jason Mcwain, Josh Pauline, Jasmine Whitehead, Nakia Napolean,Lilly Whitehead, Naveah Whitehead, San Poil Whitehead, Kateri Whitehead, William Whitehead, Kahryee Whithead, Sapphire Yarbour, Bryan King, Ashlea Ohanesian, Steven Ohanesian, and many great grandchildren.
A Service is scheduled on Saturday September 9 at the Siletz Tribal Center for 2pm. Potluck after.