James Edward Smith Sr.


James E. Smith Sr, 78 departed this life on Friday August 31, 2018. He was born in Spartanburg South Carolina to Frank Smith Sr and Nannie Smith.

He attended and Graduated from Carver High School, Spartanburg South Carolina. In 1959, He relocated to Columbus Ohio.

James worked for Ohio Meat Packers Outlet for many years until he retired.. 

James was affectionately known as “Smitty the Meat Man”.. He loved to sing, and traveled around with his singing group. He loved all kinds of music, Blues and Gospel were among his favorites… He was a very charming man, with a great sense of humor, he was loved by many. 

James was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Smith Sr, Nannie Smith.,  Wife, Nora Smith,  Brothers, Frank Smith, Ralph Smith.. Sister, Annie Lucas.. Brothers in Law, Lacy Lucas and Robert Williams.. Sons, Keith Johnson and Lacy Smith.

James leaves to cherish His Memory, His siblings, Brothers Dorcy Smith, Barry Smith.. Sisters, Helen William’s and Sibbie Smith.. In Laws, Ruth Smith and Denise Smith.Children; LaTrice(Yvette)Johnson, Cassandra(James)Bradley, Demita Smith, Darryl(Andrea)Smith, Jaimie Smith, Kevin Smith, James(Jill) Smith Jr, Keith(Gwen)Cole.

James was the Grandfather of 9 and Great Grandfather of 8, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, Relatives and Friends will cherish the many memories shared with Him. 

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Marlan J. Gary Funeral Home, The Chapel of Peace East, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

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  1. There are no words to express the sorrow in our hearts. Please accept our sincere condolences. May the support of family and friends be a source of strength and the God of comfort a refuge in your time of need. Thoughts of peace.

  2. We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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