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Jason Ryan Smith

February 10, 1992 - August 7, 2019

Jason Ryan was born February 10, 1992, in Tahlequah. Kevyn and Chester Smith Jr. adopted Jason in 1997 at the age of 5 years old.

Jason attended the North-side Evangelistic Temple Church of God in Christ, in Preston. He sang in the children’s choir and during the Christmas and Easter programs at church, he was proud to recite his 10-paragraph speeches without error. Jason was intellectual at a young age and was a math scholar, who loved to read.

Jason attended the Preston and Tulsa Public Schools and later earned his General Education Diploma. He enjoyed playing basketball, football, reading, and writing poetry.

Jason was friendly and energetic, with a ready smile that could lighten a mood in a room. He was easy going and had upbeat energy that put you at ease. He was one of the most fiercely loyal, and loving individuals you would ever know.

He cherished every moment with his nieces, Amiya and Amerie during their recent routine outings at the park, helping Amiya to ride her bike, and sharpen her softball skills. Amiya had him wrapped around her little finger and Amerie will miss his dreads swinging in the air for her entertainment.

Jason recently developed a close relationship with Raven Wallace and hoped that his newfound friendship would develop into a long-term relationship. Unfortunately, their friendship ended much too soon.

In his 27th year with us, Jason transitioned from "Earth to Everlasting" on Wednesday afternoon, August 7, 2019, from Tulsa. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Elder Ralph Bagby; and a cousin, Deon Raphael Bagby.

He leaves to cherish his memories, his mother, Kevyn Bagby of Tulsa; his sister, Jessica Mariah Smith, of Okmulgee; his sister Tiffany Joy Tipton (Oscar Tipton) of Mississippi; and his brother Thomas Logan Grayson of Kansas, his grandmother, Velma Bagby, of Preston; his devoted aunt, Gesille Keene (Gerald Keene) of Preston; nieces, Hezekirah Tipton, Josiah Tipton, Zachariah Tipton, Amiya Lewis, Amerie Liew; a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins to cherish his memory.

A Celebration of Life for Mr. Smith will commence on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at 10 a.m. in the Jubilee Christian Center. Rev. Jerrell Ivey will officiate and Elder Jackie Jones will give the Eulogy. Burial will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Okmulgee. Services are under the direction of the Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Inc.

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