In memory of
James R. Smith
James R. Smith, 80 James R. Smith, 80, died on Sunday, October 9, 2016 in Henderson, Kentucky. Born on August 28, 1936 to the late Clyde and Alice (Sumner) Smith in Gorham, Illinois. James married his late wife, Emma (Wilson) Smith in Shawneetown, Illinois on April 20, 1957. Before retiring, he spent over forty years working in construction for the Local #274. He enjoyed making and building things in his free time. Surviving are two children: Eddie (wife: Tracy) Smith of Georgia, and Donna Cogner (companion: Phillip Buchanan) of Henderson, KY. Two sisters: Helen (husband: James) Shelton, and Linda (husband: Lee) Stone, both of Kentucky. 16 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren also survive James. In addition to his parents and wife, James is preceded in death by three children: Danny Smith, Marty Smith, and Sharon Smith as well as three siblings: Betty Grace Shelton, Lillian Embry, and Clyde Smith, Jr. A funeral service will take place on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Hippensteel Funeral Home at 2 PM with an hour visitation prior. Celebrant Amanda Atkins officiating. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park. Please share online condolences and remembrances at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com
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