July 12, 1961 - Sept. 15, 2019
GRAY: James “Jim” Hurley Smith Jr., 58, of Gray, died Sunday, Sept. 15. A memorial service was held Thursday, Sept. 19, at 4:00 p.m., at Sunshine United Methodist Church in Round Oak. The Reverend Tommy Martin officiated. The family greeted friends Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Hart’s Jones County Chapel.
Jim’s proudest accomplishments in life were being a loyal husband, loving father, dedicated son, and supportive brother. Jim was a graduate of Jonesco Academy, where he was an all-star football player, #23. He was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard, and a senior instrument and control technician with Georgia Power for 32 years. Jim was an avid golfer and a University of Georgia Bulldog fan. He was a member of Sincerity Lodge 430 F&AM and the Sunshine United Methodist Church.
Jim is survived by his wife of 30 years, Allyson McElheney Smith, of Gray; his two daughters, Molly Smith and Anslee Smith, of Gray; his parents Hurley and Kaye Smith, of Gray; his brother, Jeff Smith, of Gray; and his sisterin-law, Donna (Robert) Wiggins, of Byron. Other survivors include aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and his beloved pet, Yeezy.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ALS Association, 1275 K Street NW, Suite 25, Washington DC, 20005, and the Sunshine United Methodist Cemetery Fund, 2267 Monticello Hwy, Round Oak, GA 31038.
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Hart’s Mortuary and Cremation Center, Jones County Chapel, 307 Pecan Lane, Gray, Georgia, had charge of arrangements.