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James A. Smith

Obituary for James A. Smith

August 4, 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


James A. Smith of Philadelphia passed away peacefully on Sunday August 4th, 2019 with his loving family by his side. James is the son of the late Amos and Aletha Smith. James is survived by his beautiful wife Shirley Smith (nee Hoover), whom he was married and devoted to for over 50 blissful years. James is also survived by his loving daughters Jennifer, and Melissa (Wayne), his beloved grandchildren, Patricia, Autumn, James, Evan, Madison, and Zoe, his beloved great grandchildren, Frankie, Jordon, Anthony, and Rylnn, his devoted brothers Denny, Kenny, Richie, Johnny, Billy, and Bobby, as well as many loving nieces and nephews. James is predeceased by his cherished son, James Jeffery also known as Jimmy, and many loved ones who will be welcoming him home.

James worked very hard throughout his life, and did anything in his power to provide for his beautiful family. With that being said he was always lucky enough to be surrounded by people who loved and appreciated him very much! James really enjoyed traveling, and going to the jersey shore.

Friends and family are invited to share in James' Life Celebration on Thursday August 8th, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the John F Givnish Funeral Home. As well as on Friday August 9th, 2019 from 9:00-11:00 AM followed by his funeral service at 11:00 AM. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to The American Cancer Society in James' name would be greatly appreciated. Please use the following link

Family services entrusted to John F. Givnish Funeral Home, 10975 Academy Road Philadelphia, PA 19154. (215) 281-0100

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