James E. Smith Sr., 68, of Indianapolis and formerly of Brazil, died Sunday, March 21, 2004, in his residence.
He was born Feb. 15, 1936, in Montezuma, to James D. and Elvie M. Farris Smith. On April 4, 1958, he married Linda M. Dodson Smith; she survives.
He was a sheet metal worker for R and H Sheet Metal in Oaklandon.
Other survivors include two sons, James E. Smith Jr. of Indianapolis and Edward Smith of Whiteland; three daughters, Beverly Layne and Delores McIntire of Brazil and Rose Smith of Indianapolis; three brothers, Ernest Smith of Georgia, Kevin Smith of Greenwood and William Smith of Indianapolis; one sister, Mary Hargis of Kentucky; 24 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Lawson-Slack Funeral Home, with visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. today. Burial will be in Calcutta Cemetery.