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James F. Smith

October 21, 1939 — February 14, 2021


James F. Smith, age 81, Baltimore, Ohio, passed away peacefully at his home February 15, 2021.  He was born in Racine, Ohio, October 21, 1939 to the late Waid (Bud) and Drusilla Neigler Smith House.  He graduated from Racine High School in 1958 and retired from Atlas Industrial Contractors, Inc. in 2002.  Jim retired from the International Union of Operating Engineers and Teamsters Local Union 413.  Jim enjoyed his retirement and loved to travel, ride his Harley Davidson motorcycle and to spend time with family and friends.  He especially enjoyed his great grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Louise A. Smith; children: Marsha Smith; Melissa (Michael) Bader and Martin (Angela) Smith, Baltimore; grandchildren: Matthew (Marla), Maxwell (Danielle), Miles and Mason (fiancée Maddie Drake) Bader; Brooke (Shane) Henderson; Lyndsay (Ryan) Sanderson;  Michael (Colleen) Hennick, Haley Hennick; Josh and John Thomas; great grandchildren:  Taylor and Tara Henderson; Millie, Emerson and Brantley Davis; Ian, Mary and Grace Bader; Nathaniel Hennick; Reghan, Callie and Andrew Bader; Ezekial and Chase Sanderson; Blaire Christy; special family Tyler and Ashley Smith and their boys: Austin; Thomas and Nolan. brother-in-law Tom (Helen) Fisher, Springfield; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; father and mother-in law Norman and Helen Fisher; brother and sister-in-law Dale and Bonnie Smith; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Alice and Bob Wamsley and granddaughter Shelby Davis.

Memorials may be given in his memory to the organization of your choice.

At his request, Caring Cremation ™. has taken place and there will be no calling hours or services.  Arrangements were completed by the Johnson-Smith Funeral Home & Crematory, Baltimore, Ohio.  Online condolences can be made at

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