James R. Smith

September 28, 1943 ~ November 1, 2019 (age 76)


James R. Smith, 76, of Columbia, died Friday, November 1, 2019 at 8:17 P.M. at his home.

He was born September 28, 1943 in Russell County to the late Ruel & Olza Holt Smith.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Smith, and two brothers, Bobby & Mervin Smith.  He was a farmer.

Survivors Include:

His Wife – Faylene Spencer Smith of Columbia

One Son – Joey Smith & his wife Amber of Russell Springs

One Daughter – Joanne Davis of Columbia

One Brother – Alvin Smith of Somerset

Five Grandchildren – Tori & Amber Davis, Madelyne, Madison & Mallory Smith

One Great-Grandchild – Paislee Lynn

Several other relatives & friends survive

In accordance with James’ wishes, a private graveside service will be held for his family.  There will be no visitation.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements


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