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1 of 1 | Posted by: Mary Wallace Eary - Batesville, AR

Mr. James Vernon Smith, Sr., 83, of Holland, Missouri went to be with his Heavenly Father, Wednesday, May 14, 2014.
He was born in Ripley, Mississippi on January 21, 1931to Hines and Rebecca Jane
He was owner/operator, with his son, of James V. Smith & Son, Inc.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Victoria Ray, a brother Bobby Hines Smith, a grandson James David Moore and a son-in-law Wayne Bunch.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Alda Jean Smith of the home;
one brother Richard Gene Smith and wife Ella Faye of Blytheville;
one sister Vera Lou Mitchell of Memphis, Tennessee;
four daughters, Kathy Smith Young of Steele, Mo; Debbie Ann Bunch of Blytheville; Jeanette Lott and husband Terry of Holland, Mo; Annette Orchard and husband Tony of Blytheville;
one son James Vernon Smith, Jr. and his wife Tracy of Holland, Mo;
nine grandchildrena, Amy Inman and husband Randy of Steele, Mo; Terri Ann Hattenhauer and husband Lynn of Holland, Mo; Raymond Danny Moore and wife Lyndee of Blytheville; Robert Vernon Young and Amanda Rorie of Holland, Mo; (J. R.) James Robert Young of Huffman, Ar; (Trey) James Vernon Smith III and wife Robyne of Caruthersville, Mo; Matthew, Michael and Mark Smith of Holland, Mo;
10 great grandchildren, Zachary, Landon and Addison Inman; Welsey and McKenize Young, Elizabeth and MacKynzie Smith, Lauran Moore, Macklin Young,
and Aubrey Hattenhauer; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
He loved spending time with his wife, Alda Jean and their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He had a passion for working which included farming, bulldozing and excavating. In his younger years he started his business with a logging and sawmill operation where he cleared and developed. He enjoyed being outside, barbequing, crappie fishing, squirrel and bird hunting, and was a great water skier. He was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and also the New York Yankees. He was a strong man with a gentle soul.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 19, 2014 in the Cobbs Funeral Home Chapel with Don Tims, Jr. officiating. A visitation will be held at the funeral home Sunday, May 18, 2014 between 3 and 5 p.m. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.cobbfuneralhome.com.

Funeral Home
Cobb Funeral Home
603 W. Main Street Blytheville, AR 72316
Tel. (870) 763-4431