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Smith, James Edward

Smith, James Edward

April 1, 1952 — May 20, 2020

James Edward Smith, 68, of Pleasant Valley, MO, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2020, at his home with family at his side. Visitation will be held from 2-4 pm Saturday, May 30, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Jim was born April 1, 1952, in Norborne, MO, the son of Lester and Delores (Jones) Smith. His parents preceded him in death.

He worked for Missouri Pacific, later Union Pacific Railroad for 40 years and was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers' Union. He was also a member of the Benton County Elks Lodge #2783 in Warsaw, MO.

Jim was united in marriage to his wife Nancy on July 17, 1982. They spent 20 years enjoying lake life at Truman Lake, where he built a home, loved fishing, hunting, boating, playing pool and darts, and having a few beers with friends and family.

Jim played the drums since childhood and played in several bands, including Show-Me Express with his sister and brother-in-law.

Along with Nancy, Jim leaves children, Kyle Witt, Shanna Reaves and Travis Smith (Hannah); grandchildren, Rian, Daniel, Devon, J.J., Shyla, Aidan, Ashtyn and Zeth; sister, Donna Brehm (Ted); brother, Daryl Smith; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members, including Nancy's mother Jeanne Little; and many friends.

Service Information

Visitation will be held from 2-4 pm Saturday, May 30, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Smith, James Edward's Guestbook

God Bless. R.I.P ELK'S family. .

David J Girardin

We were fortunate to have known Jim. Jim was an awesome dart thrower, which was fun to try to win with or as an opponent. We will miss you a lot Rest In Peace.


We loved your wit and gentle loving spirit. You will be missed my friend. May you shine your light on us always.With peace and love for Nancy and your lovely family. Jimmy and Patsy

Jim and Patsy

Jim was one of the nicest guys to know. He was there to lend a helping hand when needed. He was a great friend. The Elks in Warsaw will certainly miss him. Sincere condolences to Nancy and the families.

Jack & Judy Youngs

From my heart to yours I am so very sorry

Gary Jones

Good guy all the way round. Just new him for a short time but he made an impression.πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ

Richard Carroll

so very sad to hear this Nancy.

linda maclean

Rest In Peace Jim! You and Nancy always made us feel like we had known you forever! You will definitely be missed! Thoughts and prayer are with Nancy and your family! Gods bless!

Kathy & Mike Carr

God speed my friend, Jim was a great friend and will be missed by all. RIP my friend and thoughts and prayers to Nancy and family.

Ronnie an Nancy Morris.

It's a rare time when 2 couples get together and have such an easy time talking and laughing (and eating, of course)----we'll always remember Jim for his hard work and devotion to family!

George and Cathi Svetlecic

This was such a surprise to hear, so sorry for your family's loss. He sure enjoyed the lake life, deer hunting,we always enjoyed the visit and fish story's. Prayers

Marcia Kirby (Puddle Jumpers)

Our deepest condolences to the family. May God's peace be with you at this time. So very sorry for your loss. We are so glad to have great memories of our times together.

Max & Judy Domann

Had the pleasure of working with Jim for 20+ yrs at Union Pacific. Always great to be around & good guy to work with. We’ll miss you Jim.

Doug Bohnstengel

Rip him it was a pleasure to know and work with you

Larry larrew

RIP Feiiow Mopac God Bless

Donald Jefferson / Jeff

It has been a great pleasure being a good friend, hunting, fishing, etc!! R.I.P. good buddy! Thoughts and Prayers to Nancy and Family.

Tony and Barbara

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