James “Jim” Robert Smith – obituary

by Mar 25, 2016OPINIONS0 comments


James “Jim” Robert Smith, 85, of Cherokee, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville.

Jim was born Dec. 3, 1930 in Cherokee.  He was a retired veteran of the United States Army and was former owner of Irene’s campground in Cherokee.

He is survived by his wife Irene Smith; one grandson, Jason Smith; one great grandson, Austin Smith; three brothers, Larry, Marvin, and Cedric Maney; two sisters, Lavonda Gregory and Darlene Dover.

Jim was preceded in death by his adopted father, Jesse James Maney; his mother, Muriel Smith Maney; one son, Richard Smith; and three brothers, Jesse Anderson Maney, Douglas Maney, and Manford Maney.

Visitation will be held on Monday, March 28 from 11am – 1pm at Long House Funeral Home.  Graveside services will be held following the visitation at 1:30pm at the Yellowhill Veterans Cemetery.  Rev. James “Bo” Parris will officiate.  Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Steve Youngdeer American Legion Post # 143.

Long House Funeral Home is serving the Smith family.