James Alexander Smith Jr.

September 18, 1947 ~ February 27, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old

James Smith Jr. Obituary

James A. Smith Jr., age 76, was born September 18, 1947, in Dayton, Ohio to the late Marie Lewis Johnson and James A. Smith Sr.

He went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.

James was a graduate of Roosevelt High School and a veteran of the United States Army.  He was employed by Frazier Paper Co. until their closing, Wirght State University (CAM). He worked and played hard at fishing and life.  He loved to sing. He was a member of Greater St. John MBC and a member of the adult choir.

James was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Helen L. McDougle; brother, Charles E. “Butch” Smith.

He leaves to cherish his memory, 2 sons, Jams A. III and Mark (Victoria) Smith, of Dayton, OH; 3 daughter, Danyelle Edwards of Dallas, GA; Bridget (Jamaal) Hickman of Duluth, GA, Dawn Smith of Dayton, OH; 5 sisters, Joyce Shackelford, Connie Robinson, Shirley Crawford, Vivianne Smith, all of Dayton, OH, Natalie Parham of Carrollton, GA; 7 grandchildren, Jaiden and Jeffrey Edwards Jr.; Mar’Taza Smith, Jayla and Jaiden Hickman; Du’Juane and Devon Sims; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Special friend, LaQuinta Young and her children, Jayla, Shun, Jhonika, and Kendall.

Funeral service 11 am Monday, March 11 ,2024 at Greater St. John MBS, 4200 Germantown Pike, Dayton, OH. Visitation 10 am at which time family will receive friends. Interment Dayton National Cemetery.  Arrangements entrusted to House of Wheat Funeral Home.


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March 11, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Greater St. John M. B. Church
4200 Germantown Pike
Dayton, OH 45417

Funeral Service
March 11, 2024

11:00 AM
Greater St. John M. B. Church
4200 Germantown Pike
Dayton, OH 45417


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