James (Jim) Edward Smith

Born: Tue., Dec. 18, 1934
Died: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Oct. 09, 2018
Location: Fickes Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Oct. 10, 2018
Location: Fickes Funeral Home

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James (Jim) Edward Smith, died Saturday October 6, 2018 at his

residence.  He was born December 18, 1934 in Ripley, OH the son

of John H. and Leona Bradford Smith.  Jim was employed by

Funk Bros. Tree Service, Ashland University and retired from

maintenance at Hillsdale High School.  He loved his falcons and

would tell all that Hillsdale was good to him.  He attended the Ashland Dickey Church of the Brethren.

Jim loved many things in life but most of all loved being with his family and would light up at the

sight of his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Clifford Smith, to whom he was married January 23, 1954, a son,

Perry (Tenna) Smith of Loudonville, a daughter, Jeannie (Ron) Firestone of Mansfield, four

grandchildren, Ryan (Sara) Firestone of Hilliard, Jillian (Zachary) Watson of Ashland, Monica (AJ)

DeJulis of Shreve and Brandon Smith of Boston, MA, two step-grandchildren, Shawna (Marlin) Scott

of Mansfield and Ian (Shelby) Simmons of Ashland, 8 great-grandchildren, Emryn, Kinsley and Reese

Firestone, Oliver, Virgina Rose and Milo Watson, Jayden Yurick and Gunner DeJulis, and 5 step great-

grandchildren, Halle and Rhys DeJulis and Steven, Brianna and Quitin Scott, a brother, Roger Smith of

Ashland and a sister, Phyllis Hinton of New Pittsburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Ruth Raynard Gilliland, Shirley Roesel and

Ellen (Sue) Fortune, a brother, Donald Smith and a great grandaughter, Vilolet Grace Watson.

Services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday October 10, 2018 at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville with

Pastor Jeff Messner officiating.  Burial will be in Jeromesville Cemetery.

Friends may call Tuesday October 9, 2018 from 6-8 pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ashland Co. Cancer Society 1011 East Main Street Ashland,

OH 44805 or to Hospice of North Central Ohio 1050 Dauch Drive Ashland, OH 44805.

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Gail Warnes
   Posted Tue October 09, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss! Losing a father/grandfather is so hard. I pray that your fond and happy memories and your faith will be a comfort in the days and months ahead. Blessings on you. Gail Warnes

Marlene Sivyer
   Posted Tue October 09, 2018
So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed talking with Jim many times on the phone. He is at peace. My thoughts are with you all.

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