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Mr. Jimmy Ray Smith, 83, went home to be with his Lord Friday morning, March 9, 2018.
Funeral services will be held Monday, March 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Pleasant Garden Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Barrett officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Liberty.
Jimmy was born September 19, 1934 in Alamance County to the late Flavius Harmon Smith, Sr. and Lela Mae Fogleman Smith.
He served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Jimmy attended Pleasant Garden Baptist Church and was retired from General Fertilizer Equipment, Inc. After his retirement, he worked part-time for the City of Greensboro where he was an umpire for the softball league and also trained and supervised umpires.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Flavius Smith, Jr.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Joretta Cox Smith of the home; son, Darren Smith (Linda) of Burlington; daughter, Lynn Smith of Greensboro; and 3 grandchildren, Brandee Smith of Greensboro, Dylan and Logan Smith of Burlington.
The family will receive friends from 12:30-2 p.m. Monday, prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Garden Baptist Church Mission Fund, 1415 Neelley Road, Pleasant Garden, NC 27313.
George Brothers Funeral Service is assisting the Smith family with funeral arrangements.
Pleasant Garden Baptist Church
P.O. Box 157, Pleasant Garden NC 27313