2 Timothy 4:7-8: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.”
James Harold Smith, Jr., 41 of Elizabeth City, NC lost his battle with pancreatic cancer Friday, March 20, 2015. His family is consoled because he was victorious over death, as he has joined our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in heaven. A native of Dermott, AR he was the son of the late James Harold Smith, Sr. and Susan Crist Bakel of Atlanta, GA, and the devoted husband of Lydia Smith of Mobile, AL.
Besides his mother and wife, Jim leaves behind three cherished sons, Gavin, Brody and Noah Smith; a loving brother, Scott Smith and wife Payton of Crossett, AR; nephews, nieces, in-laws whom considered him their own, aunts, uncles, cousins and a multitude of true friends.
Jim proudly served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 21 years and achieved the rank of Chief Warrant Officer. He was a great family man who had a real big heart and an unforgettable smile. Jim loved backyard barbecues, hiking the Appalachian Trail, and cheering on his beloved razorbacks. He was a member of Towne South Church of Christ and is eternally grateful for their role in bringing him back to the Lord. He was best known as an outstanding leader, a great mentor and an even better friend.
In lieu of flowers, Jim requested that donations be made for finding a cure for pancreatic cancer. Please go to https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/CWOJimSmith/KeeptheMemoryAlive and make a donation. Please also consider donations to Town South Church of Christ as they were instrumental in nurturing his relationship with God. Blue skies and tail winds.
A memorial service will be held at the Elizabeth City Coast Guard Base, west end of Building 79 ALC on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Smith family.
You may express condolences to the family by visiting https://www.twifordfh.com.