James E. Smith, Jr. 93, of Johnson City, died Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at the Franklin Woods Community Hospital.
He was a native of Piney Flats, son of the late James E. and Anna Laura Feathers Smith.
James was a minister of the Christian faith having served as pastor of First Christian Church in Sioux Falls, SD, Galesburg, IL and most of his career in the Midwest. He was a former member of the Kiwanis in Sioux Falls, SD.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie Hendrickson Smith; two brothers, Ernest and Leverne; two sisters, Dorothy and Gladys.
Survivors include: his wife, Agnes Miller Smith of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas and Joan Smith of Birmingham, AL, Brian and Debbie Smith of Friendsville; a brother and sister-in-law, Herman and Loretta Smith of Piney Flats; three sisters, Louise High of Louisville, KY, Alice Young of Huntsville, AL and Beulah Baird of Kingsport; four grandchildren, Jason Smith, Rachel Kaiser and husband Greg, Kristen Smith and Logan Smith; two great grandchildren, Cotton and Lila Kaiser; a stepson and his wife, Tommy and Nan Miller of Colliersville; two stepdaughters and their husbands, Elinor and Bob Baker of Bluff City, Becky and Tim Richardson of Hampton; several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, December 30, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the North Chapel of the Morris-Baker Funeral Home under the direction of Dr. James Richter, Senior Pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m.
Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to: Johnson Bible College, 7900 Johnson Dr., Knoxville, TN 37998.
Online condolences are available at: www.morrisbaker.com. Mr. Smith had arranged to donate his body to Quillen College of Medicine and the family will inter appropriately when he is returned to them.
In charge of arrangements: Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601 or (423) 282-1521.