OBITUARY

James Edward Smith Sr.

March 9, 1942April 15, 2018
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James Edward Smith, Sr, age 76, passed away April 15, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jimmie and Myrtle (Gentry) Smith; brother, Harold Smith.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lois A. (Gilpatrick) Smith; daughter, Traci Smith; son, James Edward (Jim) Smith, Jr (Jill Carmany Smith); granddaughter, Grayson Carmany Smith; brother, Donald K. Smith; sister, Dorothy Hurt; several loving nieces & nephews.

James retired from serving as the Golf Course Superintendent at Brentwood Country Club after working over 47 years.

A Celebration of Life Service will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Hermitage Funeral Home, 535 Shute Lane, Old Hickory, TN with Rev. Charles Allen Gentry officiating. Interment will follow in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers will be Pete Caldwell, Leon Claiborne, Tommy Reese, Tommy Birdwell, Scott Hutton, Rusty Hutton and Wayne Hutton.

Family and Friends will gather from 4:00 – 8:00 pm on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 and from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm on Wednesday at the funeral home.

  • FAMILY

  • Lois A. Smith, Wife
  • Traci Smith, Daughter
  • James Edward Smith (Jill Carmany) Jr, Son
  • Grayson Carmany Smith, Granddaughter
  • Donald K. Smith, Brother
  • Dorothy Hurt, Sister
  • Jimmie & Myrtle (Gentry) Smith, Parents
  • Harold Smith, Brother
  • Several loving nieces & nephews
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Pete Caldwell, Active
  • Leon Claiborn, Active
  • Tommy Reece, Active
  • Tommy Birdwell, Active
  • Scott Hutton, Active
  • Rusty Hutton, Active
  • Wayne Hutton, Active

Services

  • Gathering of Family & Friends Tuesday, April 17, 2018
  • Gathering of Family & Friends Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, April 18, 2018
REMEMBERING

James Edward Smith Sr.

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Ken Moore

April 19, 2018

So sorry Lois. I only wish I could have lived near James as our lives progressed. I truly believed we could have been such close friends.

Bobby Hollingsworth

April 18, 2018

Lois and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I came by the cemetery this afternoon to visit Joyce's grave, and noticed the cars at the funeral home. I commented to the friend riding with me, I wondered who was at the funeral home, and wondered if I might know them. I did not know it was James. I just looked at my computer tonight. I understand how you feel after just going through losing Joyce, Mar. 13th. No one can understands, until you are standing in those shoes! I imagine James and Joyce are having a glorious time in Heaven. I have been a little out of touch with the World this past month. You try to stop time, but it keeps on ticking. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Lots of love and hugs!!!

Darlene Ford Hall

April 18, 2018

Lois and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you today. God Bless.

Gina Geren

April 17, 2018

The pictures are wonderful!!
thank you for sharing,
Sending so much love to all of you,
Gina

Sean and Jennifer Galloway

April 17, 2018

Jim and Jill,
We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you for peace and comfort.
Sean and Jennifer Galloway

Jamie Sweeney Bruce

April 16, 2018

Lois, Tracy, and Jim,

I'm sorry for your loss of James. It's never easy losing someone so fast, especially when they are getting better. I know after losing my dad, it takes time to heal and there are good days and there are really bad days. Just remember to trust each other, lean on each other because you are family.
We are all here for you and never forget that your extended family is here for you.

God bless you all,
Jamie Ann Sweeney Bruce and family

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Biography

James Edward Smith, Sr, age76, passed away April 15, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jimmie and Myrtle (Gentry) Smith; brother, Harold Smith.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lois A. (Gilpatrick) Smith; daughter, Traci Smith; son, James Edward (Jim) Smith, Jr (Jill Carmany Smith); granddaughter, Grayson Carmany Smith; brother, Donald K. Smith; sister, Dorothy Hurt; several loving nieces & nephews.

James retired from serving as the Golf Course Superintendent at Brentwood Country Club after working over 47 years.

A Celebration of Life Service will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Hermitage Funeral Home, 535 Shute Lane, Old Hickory, TN with Rev. Charles Allen Gentry officiating. Interment will follow in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers will be Pete Caldwell, Leon Claiborne, Tommy Reese, Tommy Birdwell, Scott Hutton, Rusty Hutton and Wayne Hutton.

Family and Friends will gather from 4:00 – 8:00 pm on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 and from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm on Wednesday at the funeral home.