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Mr. James D. Smith

By Staff, 09/18/17 8:19 AM

Mr. James D. Smith, age 84 of Prescott, Arkansas passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017 in Texarkana, Texas.  Mr. Smith was born on March 20, 1933 in Prescott, Arkansas to Dewey M. and Ida Billingsley Smith.  He grew up in the Redling Community of Prescott, and was of the Christian faith. Mr. Smith served his country for 23 years in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and for 10 years he was an Aid to Air Force General. After his time in the Air Force, he returned to Prescott, where he was a Cattle Farmer, worked for Nevada County for 20 years, and was owner of J&V Automotive, where he sold pre-owned cars.  In 1954, he met and married the love of his life, Viola Moon and for the next 59 years they enjoyed life together, with his wife, passing in 2013.  James is preceded in death by his parents; Dewey and Ida Smith, his wife Viola Moon Smith, two brothers; Billy Bob Smith and Dallas Smith, a sister; Winnie Hooker and a grandson; Michael James Smith.

Survivors include; two sons; Kevin J. Smith, his wife, Judy and Kenneth W. Smith all of Prescott, a sister; Eva Lou Stanley of Prescott, four grandchildren: Monica Burns, husband, Kyle, Sherri Cole, husband, Kevin, Theresa Powell, husband, Timmy and L.J. Otwell, seven great-grandchildren, other relative and friends.

Visitation, 6:00 to 8:00pm on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at BRAZZEL/Cornish Funeral Home 1196 Hwy. 371 West Prescott, AR.

Funeral service, 10:00am on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at BRAZZEL/Cornish Funeral Home, with Bro. Neil Ridling officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Prescott. Arrangements by BRAZZEL/Cornish The Funeral Home, Prescott, Eddie BRAZZEL, Director. Guest register: www.brazzelfuneralhomes.com

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