James Delma Smith, age 84,
passed away Monday, December 26, 2016, surrounded by his loving
He was born on November 3,
1932, in Stab, Kentucky, the youngest of eleven children of
Jeremiah Smith and Cora Emma Mize Smith.
Mr. Smith is survived by his
wife of sixty years, Frances Harris Smith; four children, Sherre
Smith Sharpe, Terri Smith Price, Ginger (and Greg) Baldwin and
Greg (and Jamie) Smith; seven grandchildren, Trey Sharpe, A.J.
(and Katie) Sharpe, Aaron Baldwin, McKinzie (and Florian)
Loutre, and Cole, Kasey and Katelyn Smith; a brother, Vola
Smith; a sister, Opal Whitaker; two brothers-in-law, Denzil (and
Vinnie) Harris, and Harold (and Alma) Harris; and a host of
nieces and nephews, including special nephews, Kenny Adams and
Vonice Phelps, and special niece, Kathy Harris Pumphrey.
Preceding him in death were his
parents; a granddaughter, Dana Nicole Price; four brothers,
Riley, Lewis, Edgar and Edwin Smith; and four sisters, Lottie
Phelps, Zula Mayfield, Beulah Smith and Melvina Inabnitt.
Mr. Smith was a member of
Barnesburg Baptist Church and a Korean War Veteran. He
retired from the GE Somerset Glass Plant after 30 years of loyal
service. He loved family vacations, watching his
grandchildren in school and church activities, fishing, playing
guitar for his family, and cheering on the Somerset Briar
Jumpers and the Kentucky Wildcats. He was a kind, loving
and witty person who brought a smile to all that knew him.
He will be missed by many.
Visitation will be Wednesday,
December 28, 2016, after 5:30 p.m., in Southern Oaks Funeral
Funeral services will be held
on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at 1:00 p.m., in the funeral
home chapel with Bro. Harold Harris, Bro. Tony Hall, Cole Smith
and Aaron Baldwin officiating. Burial will be in the Mize
Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kenny Adams, Greg Baldwin,
Trey Sharpe, A.J. Sharpe, Aaron Baldwin, Cole Smith and Florian
Loutre. Military Honors will be conducted by the American
Legion Post #38 Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the Mize Cemetery Fund, c/o Southern Oaks Funeral
Home, 2110 West Highway 914, Somerset, KY 42503.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements.