Jason Matthew “Tubby” Smith of Java passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019. He was born in Halifax County on Jan. 21, 1987 and was 32 years of age. He was the son of John Presley “JP” Smith Jr. and Rebecca Perkins Smith.

He was a member of Halifax Baptist Church and River Hill Hunting Club. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and had an infectious smile and never met a stranger.

Jason “Tubby” Smith is survived by his father, John Presley “JP” Smith Jr. and wife, Linda of Nathalie;

his mother, Rebecca Perkins Smith of Halifax; his brother, Casey Wade of Halifax; grandparents Jeraleen Satterfield of Halifax, James and Frances Perkins of Halifax; his beloved pet, Little Bit; host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by grandfather John P. Smith Sr.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at 3 p.m. at Halifax Baptist Church with the Rev. Eddie Collins and the Rev. Dr. Eldridge Cullum officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, two hours prior to the service at Halifax Baptist Church and other times at the home of his father, 1144 Beulah Road, Nathalie.

For memorials, consider a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfuneralinc.com.

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, South Boston.