James “Jim” C. Smith, 66 of Sophia, formerly of Shady Spring, died peacefully on April 14, 2021 at Bowers Hospice House after a short illness.
He was preceded in death by his parents James Arnold and Myrtle Mae Smith.
James is survived by his daughter Melissa (Kevin) Halstead of Bradley; son James (Amber) Smith of Meadow Bridge; brothers Mark (Debbie) Smith of Crab Orchard and Tim (April) Smith of MacArthur; sisters Becky (Kevin) Nierman of Shady Spring and Robin (Tim) Hall of Jumping Branch; granddaughter Kassie Halstead and fiancé Austin Brown of Bradley; great- granddaughter Kynleigh also of Bradley; aunts, uncles, many cousins, nieces and nephews and his best friends, Steve, Jamie and Lawrence.
James recently retired from the City of Beckley after working for 19 1/2 years. James was an avid NASCAR and Dale Earnhardt fan. He also enjoyed going to NASCAR races and attending car shows.
Due to Covid-19 there will be a private family memorial service at Melton Mortuary on Thursday. Social Distancing and face masks must be worn at all times.
Words of comfort may be offered to the family by visiting www.meltonmortuary.com Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center have been entrusted with cremation arrangements and are honored to serve the family.