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James Eugene "Jim Jim" Smith Jr. Obituary
James Eugene 'Jim Jim' Smith Jr. of Coatesville James Eugene "Jim Jim" Smith, Jr., 45, of Coatesville passed away on April 10, 2011. He was the husband of Belinda Arrington Smith with whom he shared 20 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville he was the son of Ivanell Garner and the late James E. Smith, Sr. He was a 1983 graduate of the Coatesville Area Senior High School. He was a veteran of the United States Navy where he was a submarine seal and a certified cook. "Jim Jim" loved his family and was a positive role model for all whom knew him. He was a member of the Elite Riders Motorcycle Club and a founding member of of City 2 City Street Burners Motorcycle Club of York. In addition to his wife and mother Jim is survived by his children, Jaya Smith Maxwell, John Vaughn, Johnette Vaughn and Johnisha Vaughn all of Coatesville; seven grandchildren; his stepfather, Eugene R. Garner, Sr. of Coatesville; two brothers, Kevin Garner of Phoenixville and Eugene R. Garner, Jr. of Wilmington, Del.; one sister, Charmaine Grove wife of Pastor David Grove of Coatesville; his aunt Edith Ben of Coatesville; in-laws Emerson and Vernell Arrington of Coatesville; brothers-in-law Jamie and Emerson Arrington; and sister-in-law Lisa Gaffney and her husband Daryl; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends. In addition to his father he was predeceased by one grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, from the Calvary Fellowship Church, 95 Devon Drive (Route 113), Downingtown. Relatives and friends may call from 8 a.m. until time of services on Saturday, at the church. Interment will be in the Church of Christ Cemetery, Route 82, Ercildoun. Condolences may be emailed to Emmetthunt@aol.com Ministry of comfort entrusted to Emmett Golden Hunt Memorial Chapel, Inc., Coatesville, 610-380-8000.

Published in Daily Local News on Apr. 14, 2011
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