James “Jim” Alden Smith, age 82, passed away unexpectantly on Sunday, March 31, 2019 in Warsaw, Indiana. He was born on November 6, 1936 in Marshall County, Indiana to Gilbert and Roma (Pyle) Smith.
He was a lifelong resident of Kosciusko County. He was a graduate of Silver Lake (High School). On November 28, 1954 he was united in marriage to Kay D. Freed at the Eel River Church of Brethren. Jim proudly served his county in the United Sates Army from 1954-1959 and was stationed at Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas as a SP 4 Medical Corp. From 1959-1963 he was enlisted in the United States Army Reserve, Med Corp. In 1963 Jim and his wife Kay returned to the Warsaw area and opened/founded Smith Appliances; which has operated in town for over 50 years. He was a member of the Lakeland Kiwanis, a board member at Baker Boys Club and was also a former Lions Club member. Jim enjoyed fishing, he was also an avid mushroom hunter and even traveled to Michigan and Wisconsin to mushroom hunt. He very much enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, which he loved dearly.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years; Kay D. Smith of Warsaw, sons; Brian D. Smith of Warsaw, Kevin L. Smith of Ft. Myers, Florida, grandchildren; Candace and Kameron Smith both of Ft. Myers, FL, Bryce Smith of Sarasota, FL, Mallory Smith of Orlando, FL, sisters; Marilyn Anglin of Warsaw and Cathy Wertenberer of Claypool also survives.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 12:00 Noon with calling one hour prior to the service in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. Pastor Jeff Pfeifer will officiate the Funeral Service. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to:
Baker Youth Club
1401 E Smith St.
Warsaw, IN 46580
The Beaman Home
PO Box 12
Warsaw, IN 46581-0012
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