James 'Jim' G. Smith

James ‘Jim’ G. Smith

Oct. 11, 1934-March 7, 2022


James “Jim” Smith of Crawfordsville passed away Monday, March 7, 2022, at home. He was 87.

Jim worked at the brickyard, then for CEL&P, where he worked 27 and a half years, retiring from there. He then went to work mowing at Oak Hill Cemetery, took a couple of years off and worked at North Montgomery and then went back to work at the cemetery. He also loved mowing his own grass and was meticulous about his yard.

Born Oct. 11, 1934, at Glasgow, Kentucky, he was the son of Gilbert Smith and Ada Bridges Smith. He married Margaret Brenda Wilson on Oct. 17, 1958. She passed away Aug. 18, 2005.

Surviving family includes: son Keith Smith of Crawfordsville; brother Richard Smith of Thorntown; and two sisters, Mary Ann Nichols and Pauline McClellan, both of Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Smith; daughter Johnna Smith Parker; infant son, James Gilbert Smith; three brothers, Herbert, Joe and Robert; and four sisters, Joyce, Maggie, Marie and Mildred.

There will not be a public visitation. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 12 at Oak Hill Cemetery North. Arrangements were entrusted to Burkhart Funeral Home.

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