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The Telegram
  • Erik Jay Smith

  • Mr. Erik Jay Smith, 46, of 2447 Deacon Dr., Forney, Texas, formerly of Ilion, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 19, 2013, in Franklin, Tenn.

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  • Mr. Erik Jay Smith, 46, of 2447 Deacon Dr., Forney, Texas, formerly of Ilion, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 19, 2013, in Franklin, Tenn.
    He was born in Ilion on March 18, 1967, the son of Curtis and Mary Louise Wilson Smith. He attended Ilion schools and graduated from Ilion High School with the class of 1985 with high honors. He later attended Herkimer County Community College and then Utica College and received degrees in computer science and business management.
    He was married to Michelle Fulton on Sept. 1, 2007, in Frankfort. Erik was employed by NDS of Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare for 22 years before moving to Texas. He later was a computer safety consultant for AVAAP USA, Inc., New Jersey.
    Erik is survived by his wife, Michelle Smith; his mother, Mary Louise Smith; three daughters, Jordan Fulton and her husband, Steven Buckner of Forney, Texas, Julia Fulton, of Mesquite, Texas, Jessica and her husband, Justin Sokolic of Mesquite, Texas; one son, Joshua Fulton, of Mesquite, Texas; one brother, Dennis Smith, of Ilion; two grandchildren, Brayden Buckner and Brooklyn Sokolic; his aunts, Marilyn Hughes, of Whitesboro, Harriett Wilson, of Scotia, Betty Vanderbilt, of Ilion, Nancy Ebersold, of Chittenago, Rosetta Smith, of Madison and Carol Rex, of Ilion and several cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Curtis H. Smith on Oct. 3, 2009.
    His funeral will be held Saturday morning at 10 a.m. from V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc., 203 Second Ave., Frankfort with Rev. Brian Engel officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Calling hours will be Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc.
    Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Erik’s online memorial page by going to www.iocovozzifuneralhomes.com.

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