“I liked his sense of humour, openness and the very gentleman-like way of calling his granddaughters, Zuzu and Phoebe, per: Miss Zuzu and Miss Phoebe.
“Jim was a wonderful colleague on the national staff of the UCC. Great mind, humor, and heart -- even a tap dancer! God hold him close forever.
“Jim's colleagues in the United Church of Christ join in thanking God for Jim's life and witness.
“I will always remember how much I loved to hear him laugh! My children were lucky to have such a wonderful Grandfather!
“Jim was a valued colleague, treasured friend, thoughtful encourager, and trusted confidant. I appreciated his wisdom, his humor, and his insight. My life is so much richer and my ministry finer because of Jim Smith.
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Dr. James A. (Jim) Smith Jr., 86, died Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Giles Community Hospital. He was born in Cleveland, Tenn., son of James Alfred and Bernice Wright Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Miriam, and a brother, Henry G. Smith. Survivors include his wife of...Read More