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Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes & Crematory

1870 Stuarts Draft Highway, Stuarts Draft, VA

OBITUARY

James Edward "Jim" Smith

September 14, 1942November 8, 2019
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James Edward “Jim” Smith, 77, of Stuarts Draft, passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019 at Sentara RMH Medical Center. He was born in Augusta County on September 14, 1942, a son of the late James Roy and Helen (Brown) Smith.

James retired from Hollister. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church and volunteered in their food pantry. Listening to Blue Grass music and playing guitar were a few of his favorite hobbies. James wanted to be remembered as a nice guy and friend to all.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Patsy Smith; wife, Ethel Louise (Eatman) Smith; and daughter, Laura Ann Smith.

Survivors include his daughters, Brenda (Smith) Shifflett and husband, Gene, Jackie Smith, and Jennifer “Jenny” Riser and husband, Tim; brother, John Smith and wife, Shirley; sisters, Nancy Allen and Mary Bell Kennedy and husband, Joe; grandchildren, Jason Simmons and wife, Melinda, Jessica Griffin and husband, Dewayne, and Matthew Foxx, whom was his caregiver; additional caregivers, Mike Foxx and Barbara Thompson; great granddaughter, Peyton Simmons; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Calvary United Methodist Church, 2179 Stuarts Draft Hwy, Stuarts Draft, with Rev. David Vaughan officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Mike Foxx, Gene Shifflett, Jason Simmons, Matthew Foxx, Dewayne Griffin, and Ricky Allen.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Smith, Tim Riser, and Chip Stratton.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the church food pantry.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Stuarts Draft Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories online with the family by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com.

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by his parents, James Roy and Helen (Brown) Smith.; the mother of his children, Patsy Smith; wife, Ethel Louise (Eatman) Smith; and daughter, Laura Ann Smith.

    Survivors include his daughters, Brenda (Smith) Shifflett and husband, Gene, Jackie Smith, and Jennifer “Jenny” Riser and husband, Tim; brother, John Smith and wife, Shirley; sisters, Nancy Allen and Mary Bell Kennedy and husband, Joe; grandchildren, Jason Simmons and wife, Melinda, Jessica Griffin and husband, Dewayne, and Matthew Foxx, whom was his caregiver; additional caregivers, Mike Foxx and Barbara Thompson; great granddaughter, Peyton Simmons; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Active pallbearers will be Mike Foxx, Gene Shifflett, Jason Simmons, Matthew Foxx, Dewayne Griffin, and Ricky Allen. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Smith, Tim Riser, and Chip Stratton.
  • DONATIONS

  • Calvary United Methodist Church food pantry.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Thursday, November 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 15, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment, Officiating

Memories

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Frances Hill

November 14, 2019

The Food Pantry will/has surely missed Jim and John down there! I worked with them for 6 years and they were a joy to be around! I would love to see Jim and John doing their walks every day at the church no matter the weather! Jim and his friends would work, make boxes, sit around and munch on goodies they stored in the back fridge at the time. He loved going out and doing pick ups and then would ride with others later to help get the job done! He had so many stories of family and friends and surely enjoyed being at the Pantry helping almost daily! What a great friend and such an easy person to get to know and talk with any time! God bless his family as I know he will be greatly missed!

Dawn Evans

November 12, 2019

Nancy & John, Jim was a gentle and loving man of God. I am so sad to hear the news, but he is in the loving arms of our Father and at peace. I pray God will wrap His arms around you and give peace and comfort. He like Charles were dedicated to the Food Pantry our church and will be sorely
missed.

Karen Quick

November 12, 2019

Been years since I have seen Mr.Smith but the times I did spend at his house with Jenny was great listening to them play music,laugh and joke around.He was a great guy. Brenda,Jackie,Jenny my heart goes out to you and hope you find comfort in this time!

Cheryll Wood

November 10, 2019

Jim was and always a great man, father,and friend. He would make me laugh at work with some of the things he would say. I worked with him for years. He will be greatly missed. May you never be forgotten.

Drema Moomau

November 10, 2019

Prayers of comfort to the family. Jim was an exceptional man. He always had a smile and a kind word for everyone he met. Im honored to have known him. He will be greatly missed.

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