James Carney Smith went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on December 19th, 2021. On May 29th, 1935, Jim was born in Rhea County, TN to James Edward Smith and Annie Carney Smith. He married Mary Elizabeth Turner in 1963 and is now reunited with her in heaven.
Jim completed 30 years of active and inactive service with the United States Navy as a Chief Fire Control Technician. He served on the USS Uhlmann DD 687, USS Proteus AS-19, USS Hunley AS-31, and USS Observation Island AG-154.
He trusted the Lord completely and served Him as a Teacher and Elder at Beach Fellowship Church. His greatest love besides his family was digging deep in God’s Word and sharing with those that would listen.
He is survived by his loving children – Michael (Debbie) Smith, Dawn (Douglas) Reader
4 Grandchildren – Scott Gumm, Aaron (Olesia) Smith, Ryan (Morgan) Reader, and Tiffany (Wil) Gay
3 Great-Grandchildren – Jade Gumm, Orin Gumm, and Liam Gay
A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, December 27th, at 2:00 pm at Beach Fellowship Church located at 1817 General Booth Blvd. in Virginia Beach with Pastor Ray Bjorkman officiating.
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