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 and Olza Holt Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Smith, and two brothers, Bobby and Mervin Smith. Mr. Smith was a farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Faylene Spencer Smith of Columbia; one son, Joey Smith and his wife Amber of Russell Springs; one daughter, Joanne Davis of Columbia; one brother Alvin Smith of Somerset; five grandchildren, Tori and Amber Davis, Madelyne, Madison nd Mallory Smith; and one great- grandchild Paislee Lynn. Several other relatives and friends survive.
In accordance with James wishes, a private graveside service was held for his family.
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.