James Smith

(May 6, 1939 to Jan 9, 2012)

From a young age he’d push a brick around in the sand pretending it was a truck. As an adult he was just as thrilled driving his real truck for Concord Beverage. He loved the open road, gabbing on his CB and the camaraderie of his brother truckers. They knew him as Southern Comfort. Listening in his house he could tell you the make and model of any truck rolling down Rt. 130. After he retired he only drove when he wanted, and never on a rainy day. As a father he always tried his hardest and instilled in his children that they ought be even better than he was.rnHe was father of James Jr., Melvin, Michael, Curtis, Pamela, Reginald, Jema, and Darryl. Proudest grandfather ever of 11 and 6 great grandchildren. Also survived by 11 siblings.rnCome celebrate 72 great years Saturday 2 p.m. at Daley Life Celebration Studio where there will be a service at 3.rn

9 thoughts on “James Smith

  1. Pamela Smith Harper

    James Edward Smith, aka, ?Kirt,? was the fourth child, of Martha Georgia Gray and Fred Smith. Kirt was born May 6, 1939, in Pelzer, South Carolina. Kirt peacefully slipped away from us in his sleep on January 9, 2012. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Elonzo, and Fred Smith, Jr. Five sisters: L. Sylane Smith, Georgia A. Santos, Maude A. Stephens, Shirley J. McNeil, Elizabeth Arnold, Annie R. Smith. Five brothers: Troy, Clyde T., Leroy, William S. and Dwight Smith. A host of nephews, nieces, and cousins.rnMourning his passing are his beloved children: James E. Jr., Melvin C., Michael, Curtis, Pamela and Reginald. Eleven grandchildren: Darius, Zaahira, Kyra, Melvin Jr., Amira, Kiara, David, Daja, Marcus, Isaiah, and Caleb. Great grandchildren including: Tahirah, Curtis, Tamia, Neaveah, Maniyah, Lariah,

  2. Annie Smith

    My brother Curt would come to see me in Lancaster Pa with his big truck. It was funny cause it was never a place to park a Big Rig like he was driving. all the kids in the neighborhood was so excited that I knew someone that drove a big truck. they would all get around him asking him what was in the truck. and you know he was trying to get away from them. probable say “I wish the hell these kids would get away from me” I lived right next to a highway. and he would always stop. Thanks Curt. It made me feel so Good.

  3. Pamela Smith Harper

    Special thanks to Sargeant Bolwright and the officers of Bridgeport police department.rnrnrnMourning Kirts passing are his beloved children: James E. Jr., Melvin C., Michael, Curtis, Pamela and Reginald. His grandchildren: Darius, Zaahira, Kyra, Melvin Jr., Amira, Kiara, David, Daja, Marcus, Isaiah, Caleb, Tahirah, Curtis, Tamia, Neaveah, Maniyah, Lariah and three Great Grandchildren.

  4. Eleanor King

    To the family:nThou Comest peace on silent wingnWhisped by the breath of God.nnBe still my soul, body tensenWarmth will enter innnEnters love from golden globenthrough pristine morning airnnRivers swell, graope for the futuress grows greennThough comest peace on silent wing.nnEleanor KingnCondolences, love and hope for the future.

  5. Annie Smith

    SAFLEY HOMErnI am home in Heaven, dear ones; There is perfect joy and beauty in this everlasting light. All the pain and grief is over, Every restless tossing past; I am now at peace forever. Safely home in Heaven at last.

  6. Anonymous

    James E. Smith, Smitty, southern comfort, kirt, uncle kirt, poppa kirt, pop pop, brother, weetheart…so many names for just one wonderful man. We miss you and are glad u r home in SC now. Rest in peace!

  7. Anonymous

    James “Kirt” Smith Obituary: View James Smith’s Obituary by …rnrnJames “Kirt” Smith. | Visit Guest Book. Of Logan Twp. View Sat. 2-3 pm service at 3 pm at DALEY LIFE CELEBRATION STUDIO for obituary information go to.rnrnJan 12, 2012rnhttp://obits.nj.com/obituaries/gloucester/obituary.aspx?n=james-smith-kirt&pid=155438096rn

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