James “Jimmy” Washington Smith, 66, of Riner departed this life on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at Lewis-Gale Hospital Montgomery surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was born August 15, 1944 in Newport to the late John and Amanda “Bill” Smith and was also preceded in death by brothers “Sonny” John Wallace and Jerry Smith.
Those left to cherish his legacy are his wife of 44 years, Yvonne “Bonnie” , son Craig and his wife Cindy, daughter Angie and her husband Chip Oaks; nephew John Wayne; his beloved grandchildren and the center of his world, Bryan (Lindsey), Danyelle (Matt Simmons), Army Specialist E4 Amanda, Alex, Chayse, Brittany, Savannah, Andy, Brieanna, and Andrianna; brothers and sisters June (Walter Kerr), Iris “Tater”, Patsy (Charlie Vaught), Joyce (Mike Dilello), Roger “Gene” (Betty); and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and great-nephews; special friends Jackie and Patty Collins. Jimmy also had so many special and dedicated friends that made his life complete, especially his trucking buddies found all across these great United States.
Jimmy owned and operated trucks his entire life and lived to truck. He loved being on the road traveling, Mt Lake, and talking on the phone with his family and friends. Jimmy was a devoted family man and took his role as provider very seriously. He will be missed and cherished by all that knew him.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with burial following in the Atkins Cemetery at Newport. The family will receive friends at the funeral Home Friday evening from 6 until 8 PM. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.