Monday, December 12, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Kevin Ford and Rev. Glenn Forman.
Music provided by: Freeda Forman - pianist; Jerry Northcutt - soloist; the Forman family group: Freeda, Glenn, Stephen, Kristy and Stephanie.
Interment will be in the Laddonia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Carl Smith, Mike Smith, Ronnie Smith, Rick Smith, Charlie Bill Crow and David Crow. Honorary pallbearers: Bill Stubblefield, Stephen Forman, George Carlson and Ronnie Ball.
James "Jim" Robert Smith passed away unexpectedly at approximately 10:05 a.m. Thursday, December 8, 2005 in Farber, Missouri. After serving his country with the U. S. Air Force in the Korean War, he worked for two years at the Cutters Laboratory in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He then moved to the Farber area and started working as an electrician for the CE Refractories near Farber for over 27 years, retiring in 1985. Jim then worked part-time as an electrician for the Charleswood Furniture Company in Wright City, Missouri. He was a member of the Elm Grove Baptist Church, where he served as both a deacon and trustee. He was a life member of Vandalia VFW Post 2173 and for years announced the horseshows for the Tri-County Saddle Club south of Vandalia. He enjoyed hunting, NASCAR races, watching the Cardinals and attending gospel music shows.
Born: September 12, 1933 in Wellsville, Missouri the son of George Robert and Nettie Veda (Bentley) Smith.
Married: Monnie Mae Frazier on November 22, 1955 in Rossville, Georgia; she survives at the home.
Survivors include: wife, Monnie of Farber; two daughters, Sharon K. and husband, Mark Johnson of Federal Way, Washington; Janet L. and husband, Michael Love of Hallsville, Missouri; one brother, Stanley Smith of Ashland, Missouri; one sister, Daisy Brown of Jefferson City, Missouri; six grandchildren, Cyndi Love, Michele Love, James Michael Love, Charles Johnson, Thomas Johnson and Sarah Johnson; one great-grandson, Tanner Daly.
Preceded in death by: four brothers: Ernest, who died in infancy; George Smith Jr., Calvin Smith and Byron Smith; two sisters, Ora Mae Rice and Mabel Owens.
Memorials may be made to the Elm Grove Baptist Church or the Farber Fire Department.