James Robert Smith Sr.

Published 7:07 am Wednesday, January 16, 2019

James Robert Smith, Sr., 90, of Buckingham, Va, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the Woodland in Farmville, Va. He was a loving and devoted husband to Marjorie K. Smith, and beloved father to sons James R. Smith, Jr. (Barbara Jean), Charles W. Smith (Ruby Dean), and daughter Debra S.

James Robert Smith Sr.

Branch (James L. Branch, Jr.), and step-son Wayne King (Mary). He was grandfather to Charles E. Smith (Paige), Kenneth W. Smith, Keith Smith, Stephanie Smith, Christopher O. Hucks (Amber), Anthony C. Hucks (Valencia), Landon Branch (Steffanie), and Kayla B. Jamerson. He was step-grandfather to Michael R. King (Martha) and Tamara M. King. He is survived by numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and one brother, Fletcher L. Smith.

James R. Smith, Sr. was preceded in death by beloved wife Evelyn N. Smith, and grandson Robert W. Smith.

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The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m., Saturday, January 19, at First Baptist Church of Dillwyn, Va. where a Celebration of Life for “Smitty” will be held.