1939 James 2022

James Smith

July 31, 1939 — June 12, 2022

James Ray Smith, age 82 of Warsaw, passed away quietly at Warsaw Meadows Care Center on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 1:26 p.m.

Born in McCreary County, Kentucky on July 31, 1939, James was the son of Sullivan and Lucielle Mae (Spradlin) Smith. He spent in formative years in Southeastern Kentucky and, later in life, made his home on Dewart Lake near Syracuse.

James was a hard worker, spending more than 40 years with Dana; he was primarily a machine operator. He was a member of the United Autoworkers and huge CUBS fan. He enjoyed fishing, Westerns, John Wayne and Bluegrass music especially by Bill Monroe. James rarely knew a stranger and loved kids. He was sarcastic, funny and kind.

Those who survive with memories to cherish include his wife, Carol (Speicher) Smith of Dewart Lake; four sons: Brian Smith of Oswego, Rusty (Carol) Smith of Syracuse, Devan (Anne Burkhard) Smith of Indianapolis and Dane Smith of Indianapolis; daughter, Dawn (Dana) Davis of Goshen; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and four siblings: Bill, Carl, Jenny and Rex who most know as "Buck." He was preceded in passing by his parents and two siblings, Willodean and Rachel.

Friends may gather at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 South Huntington Street, Syracuse on Friday, June 24, 2022 from 1 to 3 p.m. James' Life Celebration® funeral service will begin at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to the family. Written condolences may be left for the family at www.TitusFuneralHome.com

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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