Smith, James Randel (Smitty) age 84, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2011 at U.T. Medical Center. He was of the Baptist faith. Member of Plumber & Steamfitters Local # 102 for over 55 years. Veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army.
Preceded in death by parents, Cecil and Bertha Smith; brother, Howard Smith.
Survivors: wife, Helen Zachary Smith of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Ronnie Tipton; granddaughter, Rhonda Booker; great-grandchildren, Lane and Evan Booker, all of Maynardville; sister-in-law, Iva Smith of Powell.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Medical Critical Care at U.T. Medical Center for their care and support.
Family and friends will meet 9:45 a.m. Monday at Greenwood Cemetery for a 10:00 a.m. graveside service and interment with Rev. Jay Arnott officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Hope Christian School, 7602 Bud Hawkins Road, Knoxville, TN 37721. Family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at North Broadway.
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