James was born on July 3, 1931 and passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016.
James was a resident of Massillon, Ohio at the time of his passing.
He was a 1950 Washington High School graduate.
Jim was in the United States Army Corp. of Engineers from 1953 to 1955 stationed at Camp Gordon, GA then he went into the Army Reserves.
He was married to Shirley (Grasse) Smith.
A Celebration of Jim's Life will be held on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 11a.m. at the Paquelet Funeral Home. Burial will follow in East Union Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 4- 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association.