James W. Smith Sr.
77, Oblong, Illinois
Visitation: Friday Nov. 19 From 4 – 7 P.M. And Saturday From 1:00
P.M. Till Time Of Service
Funeral: 3:00 P.M. Saturday Nov. 20, 2010, Pulliam Funeral
Home – Oblong, IL, Rev. Leonard Waller
Burial: Berlin Cemetery With Full Military Rite Conducted By
Oblong American Legion Post #219
Expressions Of Sympathy May Take The Form Of Contributions
To: National Arthritis Foundation, American Cancer Society Or Wounded Warrior
With Envelopes At Or Mailed To Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong,
James W. Smith Sr., 77, Oblong, Illinois, passed away Tuesday November
16, 2010 at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, IL. Jim was born November
8, 1933 and was the son of Rev. Zay “Boosie” Smith and Velma
E. (Hardin) Smith. On April 19, 1952, he married Effie M. Duckworth, who
preceded him in death on May 12, 2003. He then married Amelia (Mickey)
on September 27, 2005. She survives.
Jim retired from the United States Army in 1975 after serving
for 22 years. Jim served in the Viet Nam Conflict. He then went to
work for Pillsbury as a Logistic Manager retiring in 1991. Jim was also
involved with the R.O.T.C. Program at Purdue University for many years.
While living in Tennessee, Jim served as a Corporate Events Planner at
Indian Hills and Champions Run golf courses. He was a member of the Berlin
Congregation Christian Church rural Oblong and Oblong Wesleyan Church.
Jim enjoyed golfing, hunting, bass fishing with the Pro Bass Fishing Association
and most of all, enjoying his friends.
Jim is survived by his wife Amelia; five sons and three daughters-in-laws – Steve
Smith, James & Linda Smith, Larry & Pam Hubbard, Wiley Smith and
Vonnie & Kathy Smith; five daughters and two son-in-law – Angie & Jerry
Pounds, Debbra Jackson, Gayle & Anthony Robinson, Penny Booth and Linda
Clemmons; 30 grandchildren Nichols Smith, David & Lynn Westrom, Taylor
Bullington, David Pounds, Michael Pounds, Richard Pounds, Lora Wider, Joel
Jackson, Johnathan Jackson, Billy Singpracha, Altena Smith, William Smith,
Hillary Smith, Hollianne Smith, Haley Smith, Emily Smith, Andrew Smith,
Eric Smith, Amy Earls, Mandy Smith, John Hubbard, Josh Hubbard, Lauren & Brent
Adock, Tiffany & Tom Talmage, Lara Boothe, Lance Robinson, Leanna Robinson,
Krystal Robinson, Joseph Clemmons and Dustin Clemmons; 24 great-grandchildren – Brandon
Wilder, Shannon Wilder, Vanessa Wilder, Maggie Jackson, Ryan Jackson, Daniel
Jackson, Zay Jackson, Savannah Jackson, Little Bill Alyssa, Anastacia
Katie, Josh, Ryan, Gabrella and Laila Earls, Austin Earls,
Matthew Earls, Madison Pounds, Abigail Pounds, Desiz Durci, Dylan Westrum,
Andrew Shook, Colton Trammel, Austin Shook, Jasmine Robinson, and Nathaniel
Robinson; three brothers and two sisters-in-laws – Thomas L. Smith,
L. Eugene & Mary Smith and Clarence R. & Jennie Smith; one sister
and brother-in-law – Sandra Sue & Steve Garner and several nieces
Preceding Jim in death were his parents; first wife; one son – Richard
Allen Smith; one great-granddaughter; a brother – Michael D. Smith;
a sister – Joan Hartleroad and a sister-in-law – Henrietta
Burial will be in the Berlin Cemetery, rural Oblong, Illinois.