James Bernard Smith, 67, husband of Joye Womack Smith, died Sunday, June 22, surrounded by family at Baptist Health in Lexington, Ky.
He was born in McMinnville on July 27, 1946 to the late Jack C. and Marjorie H. Smith and raised in Smithville. After graduating from Tennessee Tech with a BS in accounting, he served as an officer for two years in the U.S. Army Finance Corp. followed by several years in the Tennessee Army National Guard. He was first employed by Price Waterhouse in Nashville. Smith spent his career as chief financial officer for several different utility and manufacturing companies. He and his family moved to Lexington in 1992, where he was employed at Hunter Mfg., Inc., and later at Foam Design, Inc.
Smith was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Lexington, and his deep love of God and man was obvious to all who met him. He was an active participant in the Friends in Christ Sunday School class. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, always taking an interest in his family’s joys and pleasures. An avid photographer, Smith was a member of Lexington’s Creative Camera Club.
In addition to his wife of 47 years, Jim is survived by his daughter, Marta Smith (Brad) Scroggin; a son Jason Bradley (Tiffany) Smith; seven grandchildren Meredith, Brandon, Shelby and Sloan Scroggin, and Carter, Jackson, and Taylor Smith; three brothers Jack C. (Linda) Smith Jr., of Lexington, Tyree H. (Joyce) Smith of McMinnville, and Karl D. (Pam) Smith, Nicholasville, Ky., one sister Keely S. (Tim) Hogan, of Nashville; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A service of honor and remembrance will be held at noon Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church, 150 E. High Street, Lexington, Ky., 40507. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road and from 10 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church. Burial will follow at Lexington Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Calvary Baptist Church, Sanctuary Audio/ Visual.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 25, 2014