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James Boyd Smith

March 15, 1936 February 15, 2019
James Boyd Smith
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James Boyd Smith, “Jimmy ” 82, passed peacefully from this life into the arms of Jesus on Friday, February 15, 2019 at his home in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. He was born on March 15, 1936 in Dublin, NC, a son of the late Jason and Lila Smith. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Sybil Gardner Smith; his son, Mitchell Darren Smith; daughter-in-law, Ashley Walker Smith; three grandchildren, Erin Whitney Smith, James Boyd Smith II and Mary Claire Smith of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. His sister, Flora Lee Robenson (Van) of Dublin, NC. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Smith; his sister, Mary Ellen (Smith) Moore and his seventeen-day old son, Derrick Allan Smith.

He graduated Tarheel High School and served honorably in the U.S. Army at Fort Benning, GA and in Germany. He worked thirty-eight years at Bowater in Rock Hill, SC before retiring. He cherished these life-long friendships until his passing. He was an active and faithful member of his church, where he served as a deacon and on the care team. Jimmy was kind, content and gentle man who did not meet a stranger. Even though he was retired, he remained hardworking and could fix anything. He enjoyed his daily walks and developed many friends due to his outgoing, friendly personality. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be missed greatly, but we have the assurance that he is in heaven by his faith and the life he lived. The most important legacy that he wanted to leave was his love for Jesus and others.

A celebration of his life will be held Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 3 pm at Flat Creek Baptist Church, 3737 Victory Road, Kershaw, SC. A reception for the family will immediately follow the service in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Jimmy to Flat Creek Baptist Church, address listed above or to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Baker Funeral Home, Kershaw will be officiating the service, and you may go to
www.bakerfunerals.com to leave the family a message.


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