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James Edward Smith

Rogers, AR, 1936 - 2019

James Edward Smith of Rogers passed away on October 21, 2019. He was born on May 10, 1936 in Gary, Indiana to the late Jesse E. Smith and Claire (Zobjeck) Smith.
He was a military policeman in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He worked at Bethlehem Steel near Chicago before moving to Arkansas in 1979 and becoming a farmer. After suffering a spinal cord injury in 1989, he was still able to enjoy fishing, gardening, sewing and cooking for his family. James was a loving son and faithfully cared for his mother in their home until she passed away in 2001. He was also a very loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a member of the Thirteenth Street Church of Christ in Rogers, Arkansas.
His survivors include four daughters, Pamela Shields of Seligman, Mo., Tina (Gilbert) Barnwell of Rogers, Jeri Ann (Tim) Wilson of Oakwood, Ill., Misti (Will) Loan of Wallace, S.C..; three sons, Roy G. Smith of Arnaudville, La., Edmund (Angie) Smith of Rogers; Jesse (Amy) Smith of Crossett, Ark.; 10 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse Smith in 1941; a brother, Jerry Lee Smith in 1948; his step-father, Stanley Jaros in 1993, and his mother, Claire Smith Jaros in 2001.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, October 25 at the Thirteenth Street Church of Christ, 2002 South 13th Street, Rogers, Ark. Visitation with the family will be at 2 p.m. prior to the service. James will be laid to rest in Fayetteville National Cemetery in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Published October 24, 2019

Rollins Funeral Home
1401 W. Hudson Rd, Rogers, AR
Phone: 479-631-6617