James W. Smith

James W. Smith

84, was born on November 20, 1928 and passed away on February 1, 2013. James worked for IPALCO, as an electronic meter specialist for 39 ½ years, retiring in 1991. He also served as Union President and Assistant Business Manager with IBEW Local #1395. James was a member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church and a veteran of the Navy. James is survived by his 5 children, Dorene Perry, James II, Cheryl Spencer, Daniel and Patrick Smith; two sons-in-law, Craig Perry and Ray Spencer and two daughters-in-law, Anita and Michele Smith. There are 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Dolores Clare (Skahill) Smith in August 2009. Visitation will be on Monday, February 4, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary . Funeral services will be on Tuesday, February 5 at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Philip Neri Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the St. Philip Neri Catholic Church. Condolences may be offered at:


Funeral Home

Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary
1307 North Shadeland Ave Indianapolis, IN 46219
(317) 353-6101

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Feb. 3, 2013