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James Leonard Smith

September 9, 1942October 22, 2020
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James enjoyed life, he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was one of eleven children and he always loved family celebrations. He not only had love for people but also his four-legged buddy Snuffy as well. His hobbies and interest included watching the Astros, Texans, Rockets and playing poker at family gatherings (especially if he was winning).

James is preceded in death by his father Leonard Smith, mother Bonnie Smith, sisters Betty Hightower and Martha Ann McGee, brother Billy Carol Smith and daughter Kimberly White.

James is survived by his wife of 39 years Carolyn Smith and 3 children Kelley Wilson and wife Julie, Joey Smith and Roxanne Pettengill. Siblings - Caroline Martinez and husband Floyd, Brenda Favors, Willian (Man) Smith, Lucille Garrett, Connie (Che-Che) Lenard and husband Mike, Deborah Becerra and husband Robert and Johnny Smith and wife Sherri. Grandchildren – Anthony White and wife Samantha, Hayley Seale, Cory Wilson, Cortney Wilson Cooper and husband Ryan, James (Dana) Pettengill, Kelsey Smith, Joseph (Joey) Smith, Connor Smith, Colton Smith and Emma and Riley Howard Great Grandchildren – Mason White, Hayden and Connor Cooper, Brayden and McKenzie Seale, Jamie, Nathan and Daniel Pettengill Numerous Nieces & Nephews

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    Tuesday, October 27, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Wednesday, October 28, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, October 28, 2020

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Jessica To-ong

October 30, 2020

Uncle James was a man of few words, he mostly let his actions speak for him. He was an amazingly supportive husband, and an incredible father. But anytime I paid them an unexpected visit, (as I am want to do), he would always say the same thing.. "Hey, my Jessica, come in". And that was just him. Unquestionably supportive, unconditional love, and the warmest voice. I will miss hearing that when I enter that home. The place with the fireplace all our family photos took place in front of. But we will send him the love he gave us. And be better for it. Love you

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Papaw, Mamaw and Hayden

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Our last goodbye to Papaw

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Aboard The USS Philip

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Papaw, Mamaw and Hayden

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Our last goodbye to Papaw

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Happy 78th Birthday honey!
September 9, 2020

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