James E. Smith, 58, of Wooster passed away peacefully, holding his wife s hand on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at LifeCare Hospice.
He was born November 9, 1957 in Orrville to James Brown and Alice Smith. On June 7, 2011 he married his loving and devoted wife, Warnetta Harper. She survives.
James worked at Artiflex and for Bob Evans. He loved fishing and frying fish, spending with his family and travelling with his wife. He loved his grandkids. James was an avid sports fan, especially the Massillon Tigers.
Along with his wife, James is survived by children Brittani Harper and Tiffany Beck both of Wooster; grandchildren Izaiah, Jeremiah, Daniyah and Zareah Harper and Hayden Beck; sister Katrina; nephew Vincent Jackson; niece Dominique Jackson; great niece Mode Stiee Williams; great nephew Ja Diss Jackson; many other nieces and nephews that he loved; his confidant and loving father-in-law Warner Harper and mother-in-law Lorraine Harper both of Wooster; brother-in-law Zed Wright; sister-in-law Deborah Wright; special cousin Robyn Lockett; special friend Dennis Cat Danzy and the entire Danzy family; devoted friends Carl Shaulis, Duane Fields and Rick Bailey.
James was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends will be received one hour prior to the 12:00 Noon service on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with Rev. Arthur A. Ruffin officiating.
Contributions may be directed to the funeral home to help defray expenses.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com
To the funeral home to help defray expenses
Saturday November 21, 2015 at 12:00 NOON at the funeral home
One hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home