Peter Smith Jr.

Obituary of Peter Smith Jr.

Peter E. Smith Jr., 39, affectionately called “PJ”, a.k.a. “Goose”, “J.U.ICE”, and “Geehonk”, departed this life peacefully on December 31, 2019 at Stony Brook University Hospital surrounded by his family. PJ was born in Southampton, New York on May 20, 1980 to his mother Diane Smith and father, the late Peter E. Smith. He was raised on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton. He attended Southampton High School and graduated in 1998. PJ went on to study at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York and graduated in 2003 with a degree in criminal justice. PJ enjoyed life. At a young age, he developed a love for duck hunting with his father and brothers. In 2010, PJ married his high school sweetheart, Lindsay Stevens, the love of his life. He loved spending time with his kids and traveling with his family, whether it was going to his niece’s or nephew’s basketball games or just taking family vacations. You could always find PJ at the Shinnecock Powwow where he loved to watch his daughter fancy shawl dance. He also enjoyed the casinos, especially playing his favorite game, Blackjack. PJ loved hitting the dance floor. When the right music was on, there was no stopping him. PJ was an avid New York Jets fan who looked forward to watching the Jets on Sundays. He always said, “It’s hard being a Jets fan!” PJ managed the family business, BNB Tobacco Products Incorporated, for many years. The customers loved talking to him and hearing his jokes. He loved making sure all the customers were greeted with kindness. He will always be remembered for his friendliness and the happiness he brought to others. PJ was known for his quick wit, his sense of humor, his infectious smile, and his kind and compassionate spirit. He was loved by so many. PJ was a free spirit who loved having conversations with others. Peter Jr. was predeceased by his father Peter E. Smith, grandfathers Avery Dennis, Sr. and Elmer Smith, nephew Brian Bess Jr., and sister-in-law Josette Bess. Peter Jr. is survived by his wife Lindsay Smith, children TyAsia, Ryan, Mackenzie Jo, goddaughter Paris L. Hodges, mother Diane Smith, and grandmothers Dorothy Dennis and Shirley Smith. His mother-in-law Laverne Ward and father-in-law Herman Lamison also survive him. PJ leaves to mourn his sister Tonya Bess-Hodges and his brothers, Brian Bess and Ethan Smith, with one brother-in-law Paris Hodges and three sisters-in-law Maya Jones, Batya Smith, and Yasmine Lamison. His dog, Meko Spirit, also survives him. PJ has a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives of the Shinnecock Indian Nation, and friends who will cherish his memory forever.
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Saturday
4
January

Wake

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Southampton First Presbyterian Church
2 Main Street
Southampton, New York, United States
Saturday
4
January

Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Southampton First Presbyterian Church
2 Main Street
Southampton, New York, United States

Interment

Shinnecock Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Southampton, New York, United States