James T. Smith, 72

James T. Smith, age 72 of Deport,  died at his home on February 15, 2012.  The family will receive friends Saturday night from 7-8pm at the funeral home.  Funeral Services will be held 2:30pm on Sunday at the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church.  Burial will be made in Hopewell Cemetery.  Wood Funeral Homes have charge of the arrangements.

He was born on May 18, 1939 in Red River County,Texas, the son of Thomas Edison and Annie Laura Richarson Smith.  He was a US Army Veteran, serving as a Paratrooper.  He was a retired Master Electrician and a long time member of the IBEW Union.  He was also a member of the Deport American Legion Post 199.

He is survived by his son, Andrew Smith of Hineville, Georgia; a daughter, Robin Barton of Westmoreland, TN; brothers Meton Smith of Dierks, Arkansas, sister, Betty Barber of Mesquite; 6 grandchildren; 1 great grandson.

He was preceded in death by a son, Anthony James Smith on June 21, 2011.


  1. Bo and Glenda Neuman says:

    We did not know James,but heard much about him from his brother,Smitty, who loved him very much.To Jame`s family we send our thoughts and prayers.To you, friend Smitty, we send our love.

    • Edanur says:

      Am so sorry to hear of the passing of Bobby.Please know that we are pryaing for the family during this time of sorrow.I concered Bobby my friend,though I had not seen him in several years.May God be with you.Mitchell & Jan White

  2. Nelda Talley says:

    My heart felt love and condolence goes out to all of the Smith Family. Bookin, I know you had a lot of good discussions with him and he loved you so much. He spoke often and with love of all his family. I first met James T, known by some as J. T. or Cowboy, when I was a freshman in high school, he was a senior. We had great times when we were teenagers and again in our retirement years. He had a great sense of humor–he would tell his prospective employers that he graduated in the top 10 of his senior class but not adding there were ten students in that graduating class!

    Eventhough I cannot be there with all of you because of the geographical distance, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Love to all of you,

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