James E. Smith
1936 - 2020
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James E. "Jim" Smith, 84, Monticello, passed away Monday, July 6, 2020, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital.
He was born Feb. 22, 1936, in Hobbieville, to the late John and Pansy (Fearnot) Smith. On Dec. 24, 1972, he married Beatrice "Bea" Mullins in Lafayette; she survives.
Jim worked for his brother's company, John E. Smith Enterprises, in the field until he became president of General Builders, a subsidiary of Smith Enterprises, returning to the field and retiring in 2004. He continued to do home remodeling and maintenance, and at the time of this death he was doing land development.
He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, past member of the Elks and Eagles, past president of GLHB and past president and past secretary of the Twin Lakes Regional Sewer District, state director of Indiana Home Builders Association and national director of NAHB.
Along with his wife Bea, he is survived by his children Sheri (Rick) King, Blytheville, Ark., Gary (Ginny) Smith, Lafayette, Candace (Marty) Glaser, Lafayette, Jamie Revalee, Lafayette, Carmen Delph, Lafayette, and Cameron R. Smith, Louisville, Tenn.; siblings Wilbur (Rose) Smith, Delphi, Ronald Smith, Lafayette, Sue (Bob) Jones, Salem, Joanne (Bob) Martin, Bedford, and Dorcas (John) Bennett, Fort Collins, Colo. He is also survived by 27 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Charles, Phillip, Joseph and John Smith; sisters Lois Whitchurch and Martha Harding; and brother-in-law Tom Harding.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday, July 10, 2020, at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 11, 2020, at the funeral home.
Interment to follow at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens.
Seating accommodations will be available based on the regulations for COVID-19 and will honor social distancing. Webcasting of the service will be available on our website.
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Published in The Monticello Herald Journal from Jul. 9 to Jul. 16, 2020.
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Leslie Coates
July 16, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Linda Overton, Beta Epsilon Master, Plainfield
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July 12, 2020
Dear Bea and family. I was saddened to hear about the loss of Jim. You and all the family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.
Myra Albrecht
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July 11, 2020
Bea - So sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts for you and your family during this difficult time.
Doris Moehlenkamp
Friend
July 11, 2020
I worked for Jim; he treated me right.
Mike Howe
July 11, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Kathy Smith
July 11, 2020
Great man was a friend and knew him a long time.God Bless you and your family.
Glen Willoughby
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July 10, 2020
Sweet Bea - Deepest sympathy from your BSP sisters at Illinois Omega Delta Chester. We will keep you in our prayers! Patsie, Janet & Tammi
Patsie Hopkins
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July 9, 2020
Bea
My sincere condolences for you loss. You are in my thoughts during this difficult time. Looking forward to visiting next month
Rich
Rich Seymour
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July 9, 2020
Bea, Carmen and Candie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. He was an amazing man. Love you!
Michelle Radtke
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July 9, 2020
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July 9, 2020
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July 9, 2020
Bea & Family,
As a classmate of yours in 1958 wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you and your family at the difficult time. I know how hard it is to lose a spouse. Please know that my prayers are with you.
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July 8, 2020
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