It is with great sadness that we announce that on the morning of January 28, 2016, Jeff Smith passed away while driving to work. We do not know the exact circumstances, but he was able to pull over and call 911.

His wife is holding a remembrance at their home in Wichita Falls this afternoon at 3pm, and we will attend. Jeff was 47 years old and had two kids, a son and a daughter. He will be laid to rest in Tennessee.

Jeff was hired by Fort on December 17, 2015, as a Project Manager.  He had the best sense of humor.  Last Thursday, we gathered our new employees so we could take a photo and write a brief article.  Jeff joked about wearing a tie for the picture and wondered if we needed a solo shot … you know, because it would make Fort look better!  He had all of us laughing that afternoon.

We offer our prayers and condolences to the Smith family – here and in Tennessee. He will be greatly missed.

Jeff Smith is on the back row wearing a jacket and tie.