James Wesley Smith, Jr., 67, died suddenly at home on February 5, 2023.
Jim was born on July 5, 1955 in Fremont Nebraska.
Jim was preceded in death by his mother Marilyn Schlueter Houser, his stepfather George Houser, father James Wesley Smith, Sr., his two brothers Mark Houser and Chip Smith, and his grandparents.
Jim was survived by his wife Mary Smith of Spring Hill, Kansas. His children Christy Holly and husband Tim of Spring Hill, Kansas, and William Wright, Jr. of Spokane, Washington. Jim had only one nephew Dylan Wright of Gardner, Kansas and several adopted grandchildren. Jim was also survived by three brothers Bob Houser and wife Mary of Fremont, Nebraska, Scott Smith and wife Janice of Johnson City, Tennessee, and Cory Smith of Wichita, Kansas and two sisters Marge Wheeler of Highland Randi, Colorado and Cindy Lingle and husband Steve of Fremont, Nebraska. Also many grandchildren and many friends.
Jim graduated from Fremont High School in Fremont, Nebraska and then enlisted in the US Army in 1979. Jim later went on to marry the love of his life Mary Smith in 1986. Jim owned his own remodeling business and then continued to work for Walmart until he retired from there in 2020. Jim enjoyed cooking, bowling, and fishing (especially deep sea fishing). He also enjoyed Harley Davidson motorcycles, listening to music, and collecting Coca-Cola eagles and memorabilia. Jim was an amazing father, husband, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He loved his family, his friends and loved spending time with all of them, especially his grandchildren. Jim was always there when his family needed him. Jim was a man of few words. Jim will be missed so much by so many.
Graveside Services will be officiated by Pastor Scott Fuller at Pleasant Valley Cemetery at 9501 159th St, Overland Park, KS. 66221 on Saturday 18 February 2023 at 10:00. Reception to follow at 20924 W 226th Ct Spring Hill, KS, 76083.
Flowers or donations should be sent to Mary Smith, 20924 W 226th Ct., Spring Hill, KS 66083.