James E. Smith, Jr.

Birth Date: 
Tuesday, May 20, 1947
Date of Passing: 
Monday, September 11, 2017

WOOSTER – James E. Smith, Jr., 70, of Wooster passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017 at Wooster Community Hospital.

He was born May 20, 1947 in Orrville, the son of James E., Sr. and Dora Ertl Smith.

He was an LPN for over 25 years, a life-time member of the Bass Master’s Club and loved fishing.

James proudly served his country with the US Navy during the Vietnam War.

Surviving is a son, Jeffrey Smith of Wooster; step-children, Charles Miller of Wooster and Becky Miller of Big Prairie; a granddaughter, Zaina Patton of Wooster and special friends, Whitey Daugherty, Dick Fisher, Rick VanDyne, Debbie Harsh, Michelle Philpott and Susan Philpott.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Ronald Smith and a step-daughter, Tamara Compston.

There will be no calling hours.  Graveside services will be held at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Rd., Seville on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the funeral home to help defray expenses.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.

Memorial Contributions: 

Funeral Home to help defray expenses


No calling hours


Graveside service on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery


Your Dad worked at the Wayne County Care Center for several years. He was an excellent nurse. All the ladies loved him. He was so kind and gentle with all the residents.
So sorry for your loss. He was a great guy.

Jeff, Chuck, Becky and family. I'm so sorry to hear of "Smitty's" passing. As you are well aware he was a dear friend of my late husband, Danny. He lived with us for a number of years, finally getting his life together when he became an LPN. He was there to help care for my mother-in-law when she was declining. My children were so saddened to hear of his passing also as he was like a member of the family. May you be comforted in knowing he is no longer ill, but living in the light of Jesus Christ. God Bless. Sincerely and with my deepest condolences to all, Karen

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

SO sorry for your loss, Jim was a compassionate kind, and caring individual with a heart of gold! He will be sadly missed by many!

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