FORDSVILLE — James William Smith, 91, of Fordsville, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at Ohio County Hospital. He was born in Narrows to the late Raleigh and Eunice Smith. He was a Navy veteran and retired truck driver. He was of the Baptist faith, was a member of Teamsters Union Local 142 in Hammond, Ind., and Lake County Sheriff Posse in Lake County, Ind. He enjoyed horseback riding and working on semi trucks.
He is survived by his wife, Sue Smith, of Fordsville; a daughter, Jamie (Bruce) Oglesby, of Fordsville; two sons, James R. Smith, of Rensselaer, Ind., and Dwayne (DeAnna) Smith, of Fordsville; a brother, Jewel Thomas (Jovonne) Smith, of Fordsville; a sister, Betty Jo Bruno, of Cedar Lake, Ind.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services are 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at Geary Funeral Home, Fordsville, with burial in Providence Smith Cemetery, Fordsville. Visitation is from 11 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home. In compliance with health and public safety directives, capacity for visitation and the funeral service will be limited and masks are required in accordance with state guidelines.
Online condolences may be made at www.gearycares.com.