SMITH, SR. James T. Smith Sr., 86, went home to be with the Lord, peacefully, July 3, 2012, at home, surrounded by family and friends. He was a beloved husband, father, and friend. He coached little league football and baseball and was Superintendent of Sunday School and Deacon of the church. He was a World War II veteran and a retired employee of the Ohio State University in Building Maintenance. He was married to Mary Ellen Smith for 52 years. Preceded in death by parents Walter and Rosie Smith, sisters Rosie, Clementine, Frances, Josephine, Fannie, brothers R.J. and Charles. Survived by wife, Mary Ellen; children, James T. (Betty) Smith Jr., Dana (Bernie) Mosley and Walter Smith; grandchildren, James Smith III, Christopher Mosley, Raquel Mosley, Sheena Mosley, Jeremaine Jennings, Lena Smith; and eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Sherman, Christine Twiggs, Ecclesiastes (Robert) Bowie and Cornelia (Ronald) Morris; and a host of other relatives and friends. Homegoing Service 11 a.m. Monday, July 9, 2012 at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 1555 E. Hudson St., where the family will receive friends at 10 a.m. until time of service. Pastor Charles Tatum, officiating. Interment in Northlawn Memory Gardens. To sign the online memory book please visit www.diehl-whittaker.com/obits
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 7, 2012