James L. Smith

February 19, 1938 ~ January 22, 2020 (age 81)


James L. “Jim” Smith, 81, of Springfield, passed away January 22, 2020 in his home. He was born February 19, 1938 in Springfield, Ohio. Jim was a member of the Eagles, Machinist, and Union Clubs, and he enjoyed playing pool and darts. Survivors include his loving companion, Janet Beverly; children, Jamie Lewis, David King, Jody Rice, Leroy Rice, Jade Smith; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including special granddaughters, Gloria Smith and Selina Evans; estranged wife, Tonya (Miller) Smith; and many other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Smith and Pearl (Murnahan) Tackett; children, Penny and James Jr.; and siblings, Charles Smith and Mary Moodispaw. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the JONES-KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME. Condolences may be shared at 

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January 28, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jones Kenney Zechman Funeral Home
1002 East High St
Springfield, OH 45505

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