James Edward “Jim” Smith, 82, passed away Sept. 20, 2012, in Hood River, Ore. Jim was born July 17, 1930, in McLean, Texas, to Ernest and Mammie Smith.
Jim married Sallie Zimmerman in Hood River on Sept. 4, 1954, and they were blessed with two children; Leslie and Michael. He was in the Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Japan as a guard at an American military stockade.
Jim spent most of his working years at several jobs in Hood River including Diamond Fruit and Selby’s Appliance, and later operated his own business, Jim’s Small Appliance Repair, for several years before retiring in 1992. He enjoyed hunting and fishing until his health declined.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and one brother.
Jim is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sallie, of Hood River; daughter, Leslie of Portland, Ore., and son, Michael Smith, of Hood River; and several nieces and nephews.
A time and place to celebrate Jim’s life is yet to be determined and will be announced at a later date and posted at www.andersonstributecenter.com where you can also leave a note of condolence for family.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000.
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