A graveside service for James Smith, age 84, will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Restlawn Memorial Park with Byrd McCracken officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Tim Shaw, Spiro Alexandrides, Dustin Smith, Sterling Alexander, Graham Auer, Shiloh Smith and Darryl Schad. A visitation is scheduled for 1:00 PM, one hour prior to the service, at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Smith died on March 17, 2021 at Van Healthcare in Van, TX.
Mr. Smith was born the son of Perry Smith and Rudy Holmes Smith in Sulphur Springs, TX on September 9, 1936 in Sulphur Springs, TX. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp from 1957 to 1960, worked in construction until he retired and was of the Christian faith.
Survivors include: daughters: Tamberly Auer, Charolette Courtney and Samantha Alexander; son: Carter Smith; grandchildren: Dustin Smith, Sterling Alexander, Sarah Smith, Graham Auer, Gabrielle Auer, Chloe Schad and Shiloh Smith; mother of his children: Brenda Couch; sister: Jo Bess; sister-in-law: Evyonne Smith; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Perry and Rudy Smith; brothers: George Smith and Raymond Smith.