James F. Smith
October 23, 1956 ‒ June 06, 2017
James F. Smith passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in his Bellville home. He was 60.
He was born October 23, 1956 in Canton to parents Stuart & Nancy (Young) Smith. After he graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1974, he went on to work for Meade Construction as a commercial roofer for more than 35 years. James was also very active for many years with the AMVETS Post 43 in Bellville serving as past Commander of the Sons and the campaign manager.
An outdoorsman, James enjoyed hunting and fishing around Richland County, and attending gun shows with his friend Woodsy. In spare time, he looked forward to spending time and having dinner every Sunday with his daughter and granddaughter, which were the light in his life. James truly lived life to the fullest and would give anyone the shirt off his back and he will be missed by all who love him.
He is survived by his daughter Cherokee Smith; granddaughter Taiylor Fowler and one on the way; sister Elizabeth (Donald) Bisel; nephews Patrick Bisel and Peter Bisel; aunt Barbara Britton; uncles Tom Kidd, and Frank (Linda) Young; and good friends Jason & Brandy Woods.
James was preceded in death by his parents.
The Smith family will have a memorial gathering Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home.
Contributions in James’s memory to his daughter Cherokee Smith may be made at the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve James’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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