James Robert "Jim" Smith

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James "Jim" Robert Smith, age 80, of Chestnut Avenue, DuBois, Pa., died on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Born in Falls Creek, Pa., on Sept. 20, 1936, he was the son of the late Fredrick and Mildred (Jones) Smith.
On Sept. 21, 1957, he married Mary Jane Ball. She survives.
He was a graduate of the DuBois Area High School Class of 1954.
Jim retired from Penn Traffic as a truck driver for 31 years and 13 years at the B & O Railroad.
He was a member at Treasure Lake Church for many years. He drove late model dirt cars. He coached a little league team, the Tasty Freeze, for many years. He enjoyed going to NASCAR racing, watching the Pirates, Steelers and the Penguins games. His greatest joy in life was enjoying camping and being with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by four sons: James R. Smith Jr. and his wife, Roni of Treasure Lake, DuBois, Pa.; Brian Smith of DuBois, Pa.; Scott Smith and his companion, Shari of DuBois, Pa.; and Todd Smith and his wife, Jaci of Falls Creek, Pa. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren: Christi Borrero and her husband, Jeremy of Erie, Pa.; Justin Smith of Hawaii; Eric Smith of Treasure Lake, DuBois, Pa.; Tiffany Harriger and her husband, Jeff of DuBois, Pa.; Breann Smith of DuBois, Pa.; Jesse Smith of DuBois, Pa.; Scott Smith and his wife, Amber of DuBois, Pa.; Tim and Kim Smith of DuBois, Pa.; David Smith and his wife, Tara of Brockway, Pa.; and Joshua and Joel Smith of Falls Creek, Pa.; and 12 great-grandchildren: Brayden, McKenzie, Dominick, Aiden, Jaiden, Kaylee, Kendal, Taylor, Liam, Everlee, Chloe and Kamdyn.
Jim is also survived by a brother, Keith Smith of DuBois, Pa., and two sisters, Janet Guthridge and her husband, Don of DuBois, Pa. and Molly Wraye of Falls Creek, Pa.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald Smith and Sandy Smith and one sister, Karen Smith.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 11 a.m. from the Treasure Lake Church with Pastor Dick Whitaker officiating.
Memorials may be sent to , 109 North Findley Street, Punxsutawney, PA 15767.
Online condolences may be sent to www.baronickfuneralhome.com.
The Baronick Funeral Home and Crematorium, Inc., DuBois, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
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Published in The Courier Express from May 22 to May 23, 2017
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