James C. Smith, 67

Posted on August 24, 2013

James C. Smith, 67, of Bluffton, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at his residence in Bluffton.
He was born May 24, 1946, in Fort Wayne, to Clara C. Smith. In June of 1966, Jim married Linda L. Miller.
Mr. Smith was an independent operator for a variety of trucking companies over the years.
Survivors include a son, Steve Smith of Bluffton; a daughter, Amy Searles of Bluffton; five grandchildren, Kaleb and Rylee Searles of Bluffton and Maranda, Shawn and Tori Smith; and one great-grandson, Ryan Christlieb.
He is preceded in death by a son, Anthony Scott Smith, in 2003, and his wife Linda in 2007.
A graveside service will be take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at Fairview Cemetery in Bluffton. Life Celebrant Jeff Lemler will officiate.
Memorials may be made in Mr. Smith’s memory to the Angel of Hope Park or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Thoma/Rich, Chaney & Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton.

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