James M. "Smitty" Smith

February 25, 1981 ~ October 6, 2018 (age 37)


James M. “Smitty” Smith, 37, of Richmond, OH passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018 after a hard-fought battle with cancer.  He was born in Wheeling, WV on February 25, 1981 a son of the late James R. Smith and June L. Van Kirk Smith who survives (companion Carl Powell) of Burgettstown, PA.  Smitty worked at Kelly Old School as a cook and bartender.  In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Harry John Smith and Anna Belle Bolitho Smith; maternal grandparents Frank “Hank” Van Kirk, Sr. and June E. Hainsworth Van Kirk.  He is survived by his son Gauge Smith of Bloomingdale, OH; daughter Shelby Kleinhans of Boardman, OH; sister Elizabeth (Kurtis) Coffman of Massillon, OH; his “brother from another mother” Jamie Weaver; nephew Ayden James Coffman; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Rd., Wintersville, OH on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 10 a.m. with Luke Spencer to officiate.  Burial at Fort Steuben. 








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